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Flower Boxes

Flower Boxes

Flower boxes can add charm and personality to any home.  We’ve recently added some to our home and they’ve made a huge difference with curb appeal.  When our house was built in the early 1920s, the front was the back and the back was the front.  That’s why we call it The Turnaround House.  Because of this, we have an odd set of stairs at the front of our house leading to the roof of our “garage.” It’s called a garage, but it’s not big enough to hold a car.  We built the flower boxes to sit on the stairs to the garage.  What I love the most about them is that they’re the perfect size and shape to hide the fact that they’re sitting on stairs.  I tried finding different kinds of containers to use from the store, but nothing worked as well as these.

The Inspiration

The inspiration for the flower boxes comes from my grandparents.  When my grandfather came home from World War II, he built his home that he and my grandmother lived in for the rest of their lives.  On the back porch, he built brick planters that my grandmother could plant flowers in.  She had roses, geraniums, and trumpet vines all over her house.  My other grandmother planted tulips and peonies.  I come from a long line of flower lovers.

House Goals

I know everyone has house goals, and one of ours is to make more flower boxes for the railing on our backyard balcony.  When we had the house exterior redone last year, we took the cheap plastic railing off and still need to replace it before we can do that.  One day we’ll also add a little bistro table and chairs so we can sit out there in the mornings and eat breakfast.  Having flower boxes that line the balcony will make it even more enjoyable.

What are some of your house goals this Summer?  I would love to hear about them!

Previous Posts

I did an earlier post on window boxes that you can read here.  If you’re interested in reading more about The Turnaround House, you can click here, here, and here.

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