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How to Keep Hanging Baskets from Drying Out

“Why do my hanging baskets die?” This is a common question, and yet the answer in most cases is surprisingly simple: they are not getting enough, or a consistent amount of, water. Because the plants and flowers that are planted in hanging baskets have little room to grow, and the small amount of soil included […]

How to Prep Your House for Airbnb Guests

New to Airbnb hosting? We’ll help you prepare your home for Airbnb with this list of tips on how to make your property a haven that your guests will remember. Some of the items on these lists are “must-haves,” while others fall under the “it would be nice to offer.” But one thing is for […]

Beautify Your Backyard with These Home Improvement Ideas

Warm weather season is here, and that means outdoor entertaining with family and friends. But what if your outdoor space is not yet ready for backyard barbeques and summer night stargazing? No problem—our backyard decorating ideas will transform your patio into a serene oasis where your guests will look forward to gathering. And if you’re […]

Hard-to-Kill Plants for Your Fiberglass Flower Boxes

As a self-proclaimed “brown thumb gardener” (somewhere between green and black), I am always looking for low-maintenance gardening tips and tricks to make my greenery look—and stay looking—great with little care. That is why I’ve compiled this list of plants and flowers that are as hardy as they are pretty, and perfect for fiberglass flower boxes.

Go European-Chic with Wrought Iron Window Boxes and Hayrack Trough Planters

From the wrought iron window boxes of ancient France to the hayrack trough planters of traditional English cottage gardens, using planter boxes has long been a European tradition. In those days, the use was mostly utilitarian: they housed plants used for food and medicine. Now, window boxes are mostly used for home decoration, and some […]

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Refresh Your Façade with a Taste of Tuscany

Adding window flower boxes to your outdoor space can instantly transform your home from boring to brilliant, sending curb appeal into the stratosphere. At Hooks & Lattice, we offer the best selection of stylish window boxes you’ll find anywhere. We’re proud to introduce our new Wayfarer wrought iron planter boxes to the collection. Like the popular European and Arch window boxes, the Wayfarer window planter draws inspiration from elegant Tuscan design. True to the style, this window box is all about wrought iron, flowing lines, and earthy elegance. And the ornate scrollwork adds a touch of whimsy. All three styles of window box can lend rustic Old World charm to your façade. To get the quintessential Tuscan feel, fill your Wayfarer planter with a combination of lavender, rosemary, and sage.

Wayfarer Window Box (without liner)

The Classic Wrought-Iron Flower Box: Upgraded

The classic wrought-iron look has been popular for ages, but when constructed in the classic way, iron outdoor accessories won’t last for ages. Our Wayfarer planters are handcrafted using heavy-duty steel. Stronger than traditional wrought iron, these durable planter cages will last for many years while still giving you that timeless look. To make them even more fit for outdoor display, we add a black powder-coat finish. These planters will withstand all seasons for years to come.

Perfect Window Flower Cages for Any Home

You don’t have to live in an Italian villa to incorporate the Wayfarer window box into your décor. This window box matches with any type of architecture. And the best part? You can customize it to get the look you want. We offer eight stunning window box liners to coordinate with your cage. Among these is our popular rot-proof white PVC liner. Or, to exemplify the Tuscan theme, you might choose one of our galvanized metal liners in bronze or real copper. From small kitchen windows to sprawling deck railings, these planter boxes come in sizes to fit any space.

Wayfarer Window Box (with white PVC liner)

Boosting Curb Appeal is as Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Creating a fresh new look for your home is so simple that any homeowner can do it. All you need to do is:

  1.   Choose your mounting location. Don’t just restrict them to their traditional location below your windows – these versatile planter cages are ready to hang anywhere! Give new life to empty fence lines, bare walls, and uninspiring deck railings.
  2.   Install your window box. Well designed with the average do-it-yourselfer in mind, all of our window boxes are easy to mount. They include predrilled mounting tabs for both vertical and horizontal installation. Find all the hardware you need in our online selection, or choose our convenient railing brackets for decks, patios, or porches.
  3.   Let your garden grow! Fill the planter liner or 8” pots with soil, then add your plants or seeds. You’ll enjoy a bountiful hanging garden in no time!

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Arch Window Box Cage

For installation and planting suggestions for achieving the Tuscan look, our friendly customer service team is available via phone and online chat Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm Pacific Time.

Call 1-800-896-0978

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Greet Spring with Bright White, Easy-to-Install PVC Window Boxes!

Nothing says spring like clean, white window flower boxes overflowing with vibrant flora and fauna. Close your eyes and picture your home brought to life with bright flowers of the filler, spiller, and thriller varieties. Whether you’re sprucing up a new home or energizing the one you’ve lived in for years, window boxes are an inexpensive yet dramatic way to add instant color and beauty to your home’s exterior. And our PVC window boxes, which are made from a solid-core cellular PVC composite material, are durable and long-lasting under any condition.

Add color and dimension to your home’s exterior with our white PVC window boxes, like in this photo from @beechdesigngroup

Spring-White Window Box Styles, from Traditional to Contemporary

Country chic or modern and sleek? Whatever your overall design scheme, we have the window boxes that will work with it. Choose from several varieties, including the elegant Laguna window box, the streamlined Newport window box, or the modern Tapered Urban Chic window box. All of these chic styles come in a crisp, clean white design that looks (but doesn’t rot!) like painted wood. On top of that, any of these lovely window planter boxes can be further customized to fit your window!

This lovely outside view from @kimhopkins inspires new spring window box recipes

Installs in Minutes, Meaning More Time to Enjoy the Springtime Sun!

Want to be able to install the window boxes yourself, and easily take them down when you’re ready to plant new blooms? The “Easy Up” Cleat Mounting System we offer for our PVC flower boxes lets you install them in minutes and do it as a one-person job! Just affix the cleat onto your home siding under your window, or on any flat vertical surface, and then attach the planter. Easy peasy! Plus, who wants to wobble around trying to hang an unwieldy window box when there are garden parties and spring festivities to enjoy now that the days are longer and warmer!

Easy cleat mounting system makes hanging this PVC window box a one-person job

Spring Showers? No Rot, No Worries! (And They’re Bug-Proof Too!)

Spring showers bring May flowers but also wood rot and insect infestation for many window boxes. But our PVC window boxes are made with a water- and insect-resistant composite material, making them rot-proof, mildew free, and completely bug-proof! Not only that, but they won’t crack or dent no matter how long you’ve had them or how much soil, plant, and water weight they hold.

Get “spring-spiration” from our Window Box Inspiration Board! Browse photos from garden lovers like yourself, and get plenty of new window box decorating ideas!

Paint To Match Your Home and Make Your Spring Flowers Pop!

Keep your PVC window boxes bright white or paint them to match or complement your home’s exterior shutters, siding, or trim. Our durable PVC window boxes dry quickly when painted, and have that same, smooth finish as the original planter box design, but in the hue of your choice.

Shop several styles of our PVC window boxes at HooksandLattice.com or call us at 800-896-0978 to place your order.  

 

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Window Box Design Feature: The Laguna

Now a household name, Hooks and Lattice Laguna Window Boxes were created as an elegant window gardening solution that never needs to be replaced. That’s right, this ever-popular flower box is made from a solid core PVC composite material. This material looks and feels like wood, but you don’t have to worry about it ever rotting, warping, twisting, peeling, chipping, or the myriad of issues that come with wooden planters. They’re inherently white, so there is also never the need to refinish, and they clean up easily using a damp cloth. Truly the best of both worlds: classic beauty and solution-based technology.

Three Ways to Laguna

Laguna PVC window boxes are offered in three basic designs – direct mount, cleat mount, and XL cleat mount. All are made of 5/8″ thick, solid core PVC composite and include pre-drilled drainage holes. With over a decade of window box manufacturing experience and a team of talented craftsmen, Hooks and Lattice brings you the highest quality container gardening products on the market. Read on to learn more about the three types of Laguna style boxes available:

1. Direct Mount

The most permanent and secure way to mount a window or wall planter, direct mount Laguna flower boxes install using 3/8″ diameter lag bolts and can also be used as railing planters with stainless steel brackets.

Laguna PVC Flower Boxes - Direct Mount

8 standard sizes online; custom orders accepted.

2. Cleat Mount

The fastest and easiest way to install a window box planter, our unique integrated cleat system runs the entire length of the box for maximum support. Simply affix the cleat to any flat vertical surface and attach the planter. This design is ideal for people looking for easy, instant curb appeal and those who change out planting seasonally.

Cleat Mounting System for Laguna and XL Laguna Window Boxes

8 standard sizes online; custom orders accepted.

3. XL Cleat Mount

Like the standard cleat mount Laguna, the XL Laguna flower boxes are an “easy-up” installation solution for home and business owners alike. The XL version offers a generous planting space for medium to large container plants. It measures 10.5″ deep x 10.5″ tall and is available in 24″ to 72″ standard lengths. This design adds stately architectural detail to any exterior.

Laguna XL Window Flower Boxes - Cleat Mount

8 standard sizes online; custom orders accepted.

The Laguna is just one of our many gorgeous composite window boxes online. Whether you’re looking for a planter box with detailed trim or something cleaner and more contemporary, there is a planter style for you! Not sure what size window box you need, or looking for a few pointers? Check out our Window Box Buying Guide to learn more.

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Freshly Picked Fleur de Lis Home Decor

Whether your heritage is French, you’re a serious football supporter of the New Orleans Saints, or you just love the distinctive fleur de lis symbol, adding it to your home decor can be easily accomplished with our “Freshly Picked Fleur de Lis Collection.” From handle pulls to door knockers, from Board & Batten shutters to a decorative strap hinge as accent, we offer a rich assortment of this iconic art as rendered on numerous home exterior products. Read more

Artificial Plants

Outdoor Artificial Flowers vs Silk Flowers: Know the Difference

An empty window box, outdoor planter, or hanging basket is not only a sad sight. It also detracts from your home’s curb appeal. Faux azalea flowers, shrubs and other artificial outdoor plants give you a way to keep your planters full of color all year long.

When decorating a home or commercial property, plants can help bring more life and style to any property, inside or out. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time to care for live plants. But, there is an alternative – faux flowers.

Our beautifully designed, commercial quality faux flowers appear as lifelike and detailed as the real thing. Compared to the silk flowers that are commonly available at craft stores, commercial grade poly-blend artificial flowers are built to withstand the abuse of mother nature. Outdoor artificial flowers offer the perfect solution for your window boxes and planters. Read on to learn why you should use outdoor artificial flowers over cheap silk flowers. Read more