In order to make our deck feel more private I’ve hatched a plan to hang window boxes from the rail all the way around and plant tall things in the boxes. I know nothing about window boxes besides that at Home Depot they have the plastic kind and the wrought iron lined with straw kind. Everywhere else I’ve looked online they have the really expensive kind. We are going to buy eight window boxes and I am getting that feeling like I’m about to make a really expensive mistake. So I need your help — Do you have window boxes? Are there any things I should know before I buy? Do you prefer one kind over the other? Would the wire basket kind even be able to hold tall plants like palms? (We, sadly, have neither the time nor the tools to make our own.)
Any help or knowledge you can share would help tremendously as I’m at an Idiot’s Guide to Window Boxes level here.