Garden Photo of the Day

New Creations From a Window Box Expert

It's been three years since we've heard from this window-box designer, but it was worth the wait

spring window box with small flowers and variegated foliage plants

Hi GPODers!

Today’s submission is short and sweet, but when I saw these photos pop up in the GPOD inbox I recognized the design aesthetic instantly and knew I had to share. If you’ve been following Garden Photo of the Day for a while, you might remember Howard Nemeroff’s window box through the seasons. (If you need a refresher, check it out here.). Over three years ago he shared his over-the-top designs, and today he’s finally back with more creations that might be even more impressive than the first.

Maybe if we can get enough comments on this post, Howard will be influenced to send us more photos of his creations (no pressure, Howard, but pretty pretty please?). Until then, enjoy these three incredible concoctions.

winer window box with lots of evergreen branches and large pineconesThis design is so enchanting and whimsical it glows, literally. In winter we often work hard to bring little pieces of greenery and nature inside, but this window box flips that notion and gives the illusion that nature is bursting out from indoors. Evergreen clippings of all shapes, forms, and textures explode from this window and really make you wonder how anyone can think winter plantings are dull.

winter window box with pinecones and blue berriesA more traditional take on winter arrangements is no less mesmerizing. Blue and purple berries look like shining gems among the cascades of green.

spring window box with small flowers and variegated foliage plants

Finally, spring brought a colorful refresh. Bunches of begonias (Begonia hybrid, annual) pair so perfectly with variegated flax lily (Dianella tasmanica ‘Variegata’, annual) and Yellow Ripple ivy (Hedera ‘Yellow Ripple’, annual).

Has Howard inspired you to install some window boxes? Or maybe try something new in your container plantings this year? Large or small, we’d love to see what you’re potting up this season!


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  1. barbmrgich 05/15/2024

    Wow! These are truly sensational arrangements! The first time we were in Germany, I was literally thrilled with the sight of all the window boxes. It seemed like every house had beautiful flowers hanging below their windows! So beautiful. My house is white. I never could figure how to have window boxes without the dirty drainage water running all over the front of the house. Wish I knew the solution.

  2. gardendevas 05/15/2024

    These are indeed splendid and inspiring!! Thanks, Howard!

  3. btucker9675 05/15/2024

    These are astonishingly beautiful - each photo was my favorite, until I went to the next photo! WOW!!! You are an artist!

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    simplesue 05/16/2024

    I just love your earthy twig wreaths! They are fabulous! How nice to have a candle or lantern to accent them- you have a beautiful eye/talent for these! So elegant and simplistic.

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