I made a quick two-day trip to Charleston late last week for the Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens, followed by a regional meeting of the Garden Writers Association. Thursday was enjoyed with my friend Carolyn, who lives in the historic district, and we spent the biggest part of the day crisscrossing our favorite blocks near the Battery, fortified by good food and wine at the Gaulart & Maliclet Café.
Though spring came late to Charleston, as it has throughout the state, many window boxes were elaborately dressed for the pleasure of visitors. Oftentimes the historic homes abut the sidewalk, thus bloom-filled window boxes and other containers comprise the front garden. I’m always charmed by these displays and thought you might be too. The dozen pictured here provide a good sampling.
The 68th Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens continues through April 19. The city’s fabulous window boxes, however, can be enjoyed every day of the year.