Composting without Going Crazy: Tips for Newbies

I think I know why you’re here. If you’re like me, you want to do what you can to help the environment (and help yourself in the garden at the same time), but you haven’t yet nailed down this composting thing. And let’s be honest: the thought of keeping smelly scraps in your kitchen doesn’t […]

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Hayrack Planters: From Boring Barn to Vintage Cottage Charm

Hayracks are one of the oldest and most traditional window box styles. According to ancient lore (and a quick Google search), hayrack planters have their origin in Victorian England, when farmers would use them in barns to—you guessed it—fill them with hay so that livestock could feed themselves. Over time, hayracks became antique window boxes…

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Grow The Rainbow, Eat The Rainbow - WindowBox.com Blog

Grow the Rainbow…Eat the Rainbow

Eating a nutritious diet is an important element of a healthy lifestyle. Kids that start out eating fruits and vegetables tend to lean toward these foods instead of less healthy choices. One way to help kids start and maintain healthy eating habits is to…

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5 Water-Saving Tips for Your Garden

There are so many good reasons to save water, including helping the environment (fresh water is a limited resource!) and saving you money. And since outdoor watering accounts for 30 percent of an average household’s water use (up to 60 percent in arid regions), conserving water will have long-lasting benefits, both for the planet and…

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