"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

April 24, 2016

April 23 – Charleston, SC

Maritime Center Marina

"Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being." –Kevin Kruse 

We’re having a great time in Charleston and I will do a post next week of the highlights, but for now I’m enjoying a vacation in one of our favorite places and not spending time blogging…so here's a previous blog that was originally posted a few years ago. Enjoy!

One of the first things you notice while wandering around Charleston, especially south of Broad is the abundance of stunning window boxes overflowing with beautiful flowers on almost all the homes. Many of these homes in the historic district were built during the 1700 and 1800s. These homes were built close to the street, many sharing exterior walls with little green space; therefore planters are the only gardening space available…at least on the front of the home. Although many of these houses have small gardens or patios in the back, hidden from the street.

If you look closely at some of the photos you'll see the boxes have a drip irrigation system, so the owners don’t have to water these window boxes…the secret to why they always looks so pretty.

Here are a just a few of the wonderful window boxes. If you'd like to see more click here to visit my photo album.
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