Window boxes are a great addition to other containers you may be growing flowers or vegetables in. You can plant scented flowers and the aroma will waft inside your house making if smell fresh and invigorating. Since window boxes are generally shallow you should try to grow plants that have smaller root systems. This can include fresh herbs such as thyme, basil and cilantro. The direction to which your windows point also effect what types of plants you can grow. A southernly facing window will get quite a bit more sun than a northernly facing window. You can experiment by growing bulbs in window boxes allowing for blossoms throughout the season, depending upon which bulbs you have selected. Read more..