As promised from last week’s post, Charleston: When You’ve Only Got A Day, we bring you spectacular window boxes from Charleston. Feast your eyes on these treasures. Charlestonians must take pride in creating unique and gorgeous mini-gardens in a box for passers-by to enjoy.
Seeing these boxes is motivating me to stretch beyond my potted ferns to create a more imaginative arrangement in my containers.
These creations also remind me to recommend a most charming book befitting today’s photos and the penultimate day of Historic Garden Week in Virginia. If you love Charleston and gardening, you will adore Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden by Emily Whaley. Part gardening guide, part guide to life, Mrs. Whaley, age 85 when she co-wrote the book, expounds on her passion for gardening, the role Mr. Loutrel Briggs played in designing her garden (for more information on him see yesterday’s post highlighting the book Gardens of Historic Charleston), and reflections of her life growing up in South Carolina.
Having relished it when I received as a gift from aPr when it was published in 1997, I enjoyed perusing it again, and I am delighted to share it with the posse.
April 23, 2013