Spring has finally sprung, and you’re ready to don your trusty pair of garden gloves and dig around in some dirt. Only problem? Your teeny tiny apartment isn’t exactly the best place for overflowing garden beds. Enter, the almighty window box. These space-saving planters mean that even the 200-square-foot studio dwellers can work out their green thumbs. Scroll on for some major window box inspo, both inside and out. Soon enough, you’ll be able to get your gardening on, no matter where you live.
3. Sleek DIY Planter: Looking to save on space? Wedge a strip of aluminum gutter on the inside of your windowsill. This DIY planter’s just big enough for some pretty little succulents. Bonus points if you spray paint that gutter gold or copper. (via Apartment Therapy)
4. Super Succulents: Speaking of succulents, here’s another example of a window box teeming with the low-maintenance beauties. Made from leftover lumber, the planter was fitted for an extra narrow windowsill. (via Home Talk)
5. Hang Low: IKEA to the rescue! Designed to be used with the retailer’s Grundtal Rail, this hanging window box saves space by keeping plants off the counter, but still front and center. (via Gardenista)
8. Tea Time: Okay, this isn’t technically a window box, but these repurposed tea cans are box-shaped, so that totally counts, right? Either way, they definitely brighten up an above-the-sink spot. (via Apartment Therapy)
9. Old Fashioned Blooms: You don’t have to mix and match for major impact. This outdoor space is made all the cheerier with window boxes planted with a single type of flower — the pretty petunia. (via Design Sponge)
11. Balcony Blooms: Use a hanging window box and face it inward, instead of out, so you can enjoy the blooms on your balcony. The cute tablecloth is optional (but highly recommended). (via Apartment Therapy)
12. Stained-Glass “Window” Planter: If you simply don’t have the space for a window planter, DIY your own “window” to make it so. This beaut would look great indoors or out. (via Transformations from the Heart)
What are you planning on planting in your window box? Tell us in the comments below!