On our recent real life vacation to Italy, we were lucky to spend a few days in Venice at a lovely pied-a-terre deep within the city.
Since our flat did not have a usable coffee maker, each morning we walked into the more populated areas in search of our morning espresso. And each morning, I admired balconies with wonderful window boxes, crammed full of flowering annuals, perennials and herbs.
Most of the inhabitants of Venice do not have gardens, so window boxes are a perfect way to indulge in one’s love of gardening. Here is one of the million pics I snapped while wandering in the city – this one taken with the intent to re-create a part of Venice for Second Life.
Snapshot of window boxes in Venice – taken by Moriko’s real life custodian on May 18, 2012
-Hanaya- Venezia Window Box
I recreated the window box itself in mesh, and planted it with a cherry tomato plant, kale, fern, black-eyed susan, rudebeckia and foxgloves. Please note that a current viewer, capable of displaying mesh is required. Both the window box and plants are mod, so if you have narrower windows, you can remove the plants, put in your own and size the window box to fit as needed.