Almost Wordless Wed–Window Boxes–Charleston Style

If you’re a gardener, two days in Charleston, South Carolina, in March is about as good as it gets.  The main object of our visit was to be with our son and daughter-in-law, but strolling through the historic district south of Broad Street was also high on the list.  To give you a small sample of delights, here are a dozen window boxes–Charleston style–that I hope will put a smile on your face.  Enjoy!  And be sure to let me know which one you like best…













Did you spy the Carolina anole?  If you missed it, take a closer look at photo #3.

46 thoughts on “Almost Wordless Wed–Window Boxes–Charleston Style

  1. tuleibitz

    Love them all but especially those that look as if they are in an English, France, or Italian village.

    Sent from my iPad


  2. B

    How could you just pick one, impossible! I did really like the ones that had lots of green ferns , they were so fresh looking and early spring I need green !

    Gloria Armbruster

  3. germac4

    Well, Charleston is now on my US bucket list! I love the care and detail taken with the shutters and the window boxes, spilling with colour, and indeed the buildings….it is a delight to see…

  4. Brenda

    Now those are works of art. I wonder does Charleston have window box specialists?!? They all look so healthy, lush, and well-tended. My favorites are one and two. They couldn’t be more different, but loved them both. I would have missed the anole all together. I didn’t know they lived in Charleston!

    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Brenda–funny story…when I first moved to SC I met a woman in her 80s who told me that when she was little, the girls would hold anoles up to their ears lobes where the lizards would bite to hold on, thus pretending they had dangling earrings!!! Can you imagine? I’ve always wanted to try it but never had the nerve.

  5. Beth @ PlantPostings

    Oh, this made me smile so much! We’ve had a little setback of cold weather for the past few days, so seeing a warm, colorful spring post is just what the doctor ordered. Thanks! A trip to Charleston and Savannah is in the works within the next couple of years. It sounds like March is a good time to go. 🙂

  6. rusty duck

    Gosh. Spoilt for choice. 2 is my favourite visually I think. Love the idea of window boxes. In the UK climate I’d fill mine with fragrant plants but I note most people there seem to have their windows firmly shut!

    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Jessica–Yes, front windows (in particular) would remain shut. Many have beautiful little courtyard or back gardens and they might crack a window there, but by May it will be too hot, even in the morning.

  7. Carolyn Jones

    Good morning I was sad to hear that you were here and we did not get together! I know your time was limited! The window boxes were beautiful. We spent several days at at Middleton Place and enjoyed the gardens at Magnolia as well. Also Drayton Hall. I remember having such fun the day you and I went up there! The azalea blooms were completely ruined by the frost. But it was still beautiful. Hope you will find your way back here sometime soon- I miss you! Carolyn

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  8. Marian St.Clair Post author

    Carolyn–Next time! It is difficult when we are there for so short a time–arriving for lunch on Saturday and early Sunday afternoon–to fit in more, but you know I would love to. It’s been too long. Hope all is well and you are looking forward to a beautiful Easter. Hello to Wayne and everyone.


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