It was bound to be a cold, snowy, mostly indoor weekend for our outdoors-loving daughter, and so I thought I would brighten up Julia’s room with an early Valentine’s treat. On Friday morning before the first flakes flew, I went to New York’s flower district (28th street, mostly between 6th and 7th Avenues) to get supplies to make her a flower box for her window sill.
I found this lightweight (and watertight) zinc window box at Jamali Garden Supply for about $20, which conveniently holds three standard 6-inch growers pots. I filled it with three pots of tulips from a shop down the street and topped it off with some preserved moss. I thought the finished product looked nice, but maybe a little serious, so I made it a bit more little girl-friendly with a band of pale pink satin ribbon.
The after-school verdict: ”Pretty! I like the ribbon.”