I just got back from the annual Digging In Gathering - for Professional Container Garden Designers and boy did it get my creative juices flowing for spring! This year, the conference was held in Charleston, South Carolina; a city drenched in history and tons of character. If you aren't familiar, the historic district in downtown is known for their bangin' window boxes and magical courtyard gardens. I arrived a day before the conference started and wandered the streets on bicycle. Believe me, I was not the only one stopping every 30 seconds to snap photos of the beautiful floral designs created by local gardeners. I was also able to tour many of the special private gardens with the Charleston Horticultural Society and participate in a panel discussion featuring three of the top local garden designers. Lucky me, right? The amount of thought and attention to detail in these small garden spaces still has me gitty! South Haven, we can seriously up our window box game. I have realized that our window to window box ratio is MUCH too low! My new goal for 2019 is to spread more window box cheer up and down the lakeshore of southwest Michigan.
Behold some Charleston window box beauties: