London Calling

I don’t know why I am so intrigued with window boxes, but to me they are little works of art. On a recent trip to the Mayfair district in London, I snapped these particular ones, but I could have gone on forever. It’s not just the array of colors, but as in any worthy work of art, it is more about composition and movement. My favorites all seem to have a tall element and a trailing element, and are symmetrical (the Libra thing I guess). I am inspired to create a window box of my own using my favorite herbs””think Rosemary for height, lacy thyme for the trail, and clusters of basil, mint and taragon for lushness and fragrance. For color? French Lavender, Dianthus and Purple sage. Gonna need a big box.