Lately I've been a little obsessed with Italian flower boxes. The photo above is a from a trip to Venice that I took in college with the MSSU art department. One of my favorite memories about my trip to Italy, were scenes like the one above. Classic Italian architecture with robust flower boxes in brilliant colors. The hard vs. soft of the stone and floral facade, the vibrant petals agains the dull painted brick. So beautiful.
We've been working hard the last few years to update our backyard, and I REALLY want to install Italian-esque flower boxes below the windows on the back of our house so that when I drive up, it feels a little bit like Italy in the summer. Thankfully we have a little stone cottage, and windows that will work...but some of the windows are painted shut.....so it might be hard to keep them watered since the flower boxes will be 12-15 feet off the ground.
For my birthday in April, I've asked my husband to wind-proof shelving, buy the flowers and install a gorgeous set of fragrant flower boxes that will waft through the open windows while we are having breakfast. I am in the process of researching which flowers will bloom all season, need lots of sun and are drought resistant....Until then, I am dreaming of my own little Tuscan landscape.
This is my 'slice of life' blog.
My Art Teacher Blog:
This Little Class of Mine