Beautiful and Blooming Window Boxes of Charleston

We spent a long weekend with friends in Charleston, South Carolina enjoying some food & fun. We park the car once we arrive, walking to our destinations and dinner. Charleston is a foodie’s paradise and we enjoy touring with our taste buds and attempt to walk off some of the calories we consume.

 No matter how many times I visit, I always enjoy taking a stroll in the early morning hours with my camera.

I took over 500 photos over the course of the weekend of beautiful homes, wrought iron gates and courtyard gardens, editing them down to about 360 photos, which took awhile. ;)

I’m sharing some Charleston window boxes which are always lush and blooming no matter what the season! Having irrigation to the window boxes is definitely a requirement with the summer heat in Charleston!

Spring window boxes were blooming with a combination of violas, sweet alyssum, creeping Jenny, snapdragons, ornamental kale and cyclamen, just to name a few.

And I even saw lavender and petunias in the window boxes in bloom since it’s been a such mild winter.

A petite and pretty sidewalk garden and planters. . .

Like most of the US, we’re expecting a wintry blast this weekend with a slight chance of snow. . .a rude awakening after weeks of 60 and 70 degree temperatures!

If you want to stay warm, enjoy another scroll/stroll through Charleston in July, here.

Thank you for your visit!

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  40 comments for “Beautiful and Blooming Window Boxes of Charleston

  1. Theresa Keller
    March 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Beautiful pictures and mini tour! Thank you !

  2. Donna
    March 10, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Love them, esp. the lavender, the Swiss chard & the fullness of it all. . ..when you are in the Midwest, gardening seems a long way off. Thanks for the visual feast.

  3. March 10, 2017 at 9:30 am

    The Charlestonians sure know how to style window boxes, don’t they, Mary? I love the addition of topiaries and mini boxwoods to some of them. Thanks for sharing your walk with us through your pictures.

  4. March 10, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Walking the streets of Charleston can elevate anyone’s mood and senses of the sheer joy of the beauty of the homes and gardens….they have the most gorgeous window boxes there!…I think the early morning walks there are the best!
    Have a great weekend Mary!

  5. Debbie
    March 10, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I love how they incorporated the herbs and veggies in with the flowers. We can’t even consider planting anything for at least 8 weeks here. Thanks for the opportunity to daydream a little.

  6. emily
    March 10, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Such an inspiration! I’m getting ready to plant after this cold snap! Thanks for the visit….I love Charleston

  7. March 10, 2017 at 10:11 am

    The window boxes are stunning! The flowers so lush and beautiful! I’m sure it was hard to edit the pictures. What a lovely stroll you had and shared with us. I went four or so years ago so I love the memories. However, it was warm even in November.
    Did you take pictures of your food?

  8. Sue
    March 10, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Wow!!! The window boxes are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend in spite of the weather.xoxo

  9. Kathy Menold
    March 10, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Thank you for the wonderful tour of Charelston. Their window boxes are inspirational!Just was thinking about what I would plant in my large haystack planters on our deck. Right now filled with pansies and tete te tete daffodils but the heat of our summers will be here before we know it.

  10. Linda
    March 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Love!!!!! Love!!!!! Love!!!!!

  11. Granny Gay
    March 10, 2017 at 10:58 am

    So glad you made the visit to Charleston (for me)! It is truly a lovely Southern city…Queen of the South…and she is all decked out for spring’s arrival. Love the new blue color on the houses and shutters. I suppose that is known as “Charleston Blue”. Thanks so much for sharing…:)

  12. March 10, 2017 at 11:41 am

    These are outstanding. Love the light angles you were able to capture in some of your photos, Mary. Spring is my absolute favorite season of the year! Besides the planter boxes, those facades of Charleston of also real eye-catchers. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Lisa Montgomery
    March 10, 2017 at 11:52 am

    So pretty. You’ve inspired me!

  14. Linda Kemp
    March 10, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Love window boxes. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures!

  15. Bev
    March 10, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Thought for a second you were in Italy!!

  16. Cheryl Lundgren
    March 10, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Wow! I can’t pick a favorite, they are all fabulous!

  17. March 10, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Wow, they are so beautiful. I love them all! I agree with Cheryl….I’d be hard-pressed to pick a favorite. I noticed that many of them had drip thingies which helps keep them watered and looking pretty.

    Thanks so much for putting this post together!

    xo,
    RJ

  18. Cecile
    March 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Charleston is a beautiful place I haven’t visited for many years, but your photos bring it to life. The flowers and colors are so gorgeous and vivid, and I just noticed how much symmetry there is in the buildings and window boxes. Thanks so much for sharing and bringing them to us!

  19. March 10, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Loved the window boxes, and enjoyed looking at all the she sheds in the book I won.(yours is the best)

  20. March 10, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    A nice little peek at spring:@) I love the chard in that one window box!

  21. March 10, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    A colorful, inspirational tour. It would be amazing to have potted flowers in March (we’re expecting snow tomorrow). I bought window boxes last fall when they were on sale, and I’m buzzing with ideas.

  22. Ellen Stillabower
    March 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    GORGEOUS!!! 🦋🌷🌹🌻🌼🌸🥀💐🌺

  23. March 10, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing your pictures of Charleston. I love visiting that place! Beautiful homes and gardens! I love all the iron work….I have had custom iron for my place, it just adds beauty.

  24. March 11, 2017 at 5:10 am

    What a wonderful way to enjoy my morning coffee! Right now that vision is such a daydream, I’m in northeast New Brunswick & the snow banks are still high & last night we’re told to brake for another storm mid-week, with more snow!
    Your morning stroll was breathe taking & gave me some ideas to plan for my window boxes. The colours of the flowers & combinations are lovely.
    Thank you Mary, you made my day!

  25. March 11, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Beautiful pictures. They just lift your spirits, make you feel like you want to live there.

  26. March 11, 2017 at 8:48 am

    So incredible Mary! Each box looks so professionally styled and perfect! I adore Charleston, it’s my hands down favorite US city…I am going back to pin some photos to paint from, I have always been drawn to doorways, shutters and flowers…Thanks for all the eye candy!
    Jenna

  27. Susan Bergman
    March 11, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Thank you so much for brightening my Saturday morning! Just when I was enjoying bare ground here in New Hampshire, the weathermen are predicting another big snowstorm for the beginning of next week! Looks like I’ll be in the planning stages of my window boxes for a while longer! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration. Your blog is simply the best!!

  28. March 11, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Oh, wonderful, such beautiful flowers and architecture! Thanks for the lovely photos!

  29. Melodie Strickland
    March 11, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing these pictures of the window boxes of Charleston. I’ve never been there–it looks like a charming place to go. Keep warm Mary–we are having a cold snap this weekend. Next week is more winter weather with a chance of snow Monday evening into Tuesday–ugh!!

  30. Paula
    March 11, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    ~Mary~
    Thanks for sharing, what a lovely weekend for you !! I remember reading about some women that have a business there in Charleston that does window box designs, I wonder how many of the boxes in your photos they did ??!!! Beautiful, beautiful boxes !!

    Paula
    IN

  31. Vel
    March 11, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos. I have never been to Charleston, but we will be planning a trip there during late April. Could you kindly letcme know in what area of town that you photograph the window boxes. We too want to find a central location and do some walk tours. Thanks.

    • March 11, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Oh you’re in for a treat! The window boxes are all over including the business district, but especially in the residential areas south and east of King Street :)

  32. March 11, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Charleston is on my list for a return visit. I want to go for the open gardens sometimes.
    Thanks for taking us along. The window boxes are inspiring!

  33. Kathy
    March 12, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    We are going for a short visit in April then onto Savannah. Can’t wait its so pretty. Would love to know the best restaurants to go to.

  34. Melinda Labombard
    March 12, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I love Charleston also! We went on our anniversary in July…such a great time!

  35. March 12, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Such beauty and inspiration! I am thinking that a calendar of these beautiful window box photos would sell very well!

  36. March 13, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Oh I am so happy you shared the window boxes of Charleston. They are gorgeous and so inspirational. Thanks.

  37. Ellen Martin
    March 15, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Just catching up on your blog after having been away for a few days. These window boxes are magnificent, and your superb photography brings them to life. Thanks for sharing this beauty with your readers! So much inspiration!

  38. March 20, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    This post makes me so happy. It is still freezing here in Mass. I can’t wait til it’s warm enough to start gardening. Enjoy your week.

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