Experts and BHG readers answer.
How do you choose a window box?
Hi, Well as far as window box selection goes, it really is up to your sense of aesthetics. Wood, plastic, or iron are all available so choose what looks best with your home's exterior. Or, you can even make your own. If you can't open the screens on the second floor, you'll have to shoot water to them with a garden hose from ground level. If you can't do this or water from the window, you may want to rethink putting a window box in place on that level because they don't often get enough water from rainfall due to roof overhangs. Your window box should not damage your siding as long as it is mounted properly. And, you can leave them up in winter and decorate them with holiday greens.