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Weekend of May 14th: Window Box

Add a splash of color and visual interest to your home with a traditional wooden window box. These charming planters have been used for centuries the world over to dress up plain, somber windows. And now you can install one in just an hour or so with a minimal amount of effort or expense.

In How to Hang a Window Box, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the best way to install a prefabricated window box and This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook gives his top tips for preparing, planting and maintaining the plants inside of one.
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