Italian Window Boxes and Planters
What makes window boxes and verandas so popular and why do we (I) like them so much? Perhaps its Romeo and Juliet set in Verona, Italy, or Under the Tuscan Sun were an influence (UTS above), regardless, they usually involve colorful flowers, bistro chairs, gardens and decorative pots. Especially in Italy and other European countries, the window boxes are beautiful.
Some of the gorgeous floral window boxes, balconies and hanging flowers I've seen in Italy and how to make hanging arrangements...
Europeans really enjoy their flowers perched along windows or ledges. The flowers enjoy the fine sunny and mild mediterranean weather. Above: Venice and Pienza
Sorrento (A hotel on the right)
Venice and Lucca
British Columbia hanging basket flowers
Here's a great article about balcony decor with photos from Life In Italy here.