Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Charleston is famous for its courtyards, but we have gotten really good at window boxes over the last few years, too. I am constantly wowed.
These window boxes at the Vendue Inn are some of my favorites. Each season, the flowers are changed (the ivy stays) and it makes a big impact along the facade of this East Bay hotel.
Jennifer Stringer from Living Colors designs and maintains these planters (as well as the rooftop garden at the Vendue Rooftop restaurant).
She used a great combination of textures and colors- Angel Wing Begonias, Foxtail Ferns, Ivy, trailing Coleus and Caladiums.
Angel Wing begonias are made for our Charleston summers and are really versatile. They take sun or shade- I love that. And even though it's the end of summer, they look better than ever.