- Oct 2, 2010
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I love the look of a house with window boxes. kind of a storybook cottage look. They can be a pain to keep watered. When I moved to Westport the house was designed by Eero Saarinen. A windowbox ran along the whole 2nd floor. I could not wait to fill it with flowers, my SO who owned the house said don't bother he tried it was impossible to keep watered. One day while turning on a outside facet I noticed a pipe going up the wall, end of pipe was threaded, pipe went up wall then bent over windowbox. I just got a feeling and screwed hose to pipe and turned on water and ran upstairs to see if anything happened. The pipe ran all along box had holes which water dripped into box. Now that is good design,no wonder he is considered one of the best 20 century Architect. Now my window boxes are much smaller and on ground floor. Do you have any window boxes ?