Window boxes come in all shapes and sizes and when fully planted can brighten up windowsills, low walls and garden steps. Planting window boxes is easy to do, and it's very satisfying to watch your efforts transformed into stunning creations. This beautiful handbook provides easy-to-follow instructions for creating glorious window boxes of all shapes, sizes and styles. The gardening techniques are clearly explained from the outset, covering all the basics such as choosing your window box and preparing for planting, selecting plants to suit your location, and general care and maintenance. There are over 700 photographs: each of the fifty designs is illustrated with step-by-step sequences and an exquisite photograph of the finished display. All the plants used are clearly identified for handy visual reference. The designs cater for every taste and possible location. There are window boxes planted with edible flowers, herbs, vegetables, flowers and many more. Stephanie Donaldson is the author of Hanging Baskets (Apple Press, March 2008) and many other gardening books.
Stephanie used to work for a specialist alpine nursery, ran the vegetable garden on an organic farm and has managed a large formal garden for eight years.
Stephanie Donaldson is the author of Hanging Baskets (Apple Press, March 2008) and many other gardening books. Stephanie ran the vegetable garden on an organic farm and has managed a large formal garden for eight years.