It never fails. Every time I’m on Nantucket, it’s the window boxes that always grab my attention.

I love the mix of colors, textures, and types of plants all mixed together in combinations that I would never have thought of. These thoughtfully composed container gardens are just another way the architecture, gardens, and summer season are enhanced on Nantucket.

I don’t have any window boxes at Connecticut Country House, but I find these boxes so inspiring that it gives me great ideas of incorporating unexpected mixtures into big clay pots that are my container gardens.

Happy gardening, and Happy 4th!

Love, Nora



  1. joanne meier on July 3, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Nora, like you I love Nantucket. All the flowers on the island are beautiful. It must be the soil and the air.

  2. Linda on July 3, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Years ago, as many as eighteen, my daughter and I did just the same, photographed all the window boxes which caught our eye, which was just about everyone. We even met a woman who built a business designing and maintaining them. (Wouldn’t that be fun.)
    I don’t ever recall hydrangeas in window boxes. Spectacular! So happy you shared those.
    Happy summer traditions.

  3. THOMAS WHITMORE on July 4, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Just beautiful Nora, thanks for sharing!

  4. Kathy on July 7, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I used to think so too, but have lived on the island for 35 years now…’s the attention that the window boxes get from the gardeners….watering and fertilizing.

  5. Cathy Leffler on July 7, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Window boxes and gardens are amazing on Nantucket. The soil, the air and teams of very talented landscapers who tend to them weekly!

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