Signs of the Season: Summer Flowers

Summer Window Box

Flourishing Splendor
Alongside Old Glory, a window box with flowers in the white-to-red spectrum captures the spirit of freedom summer brings. The English Ivy Garland Swag by Troy Rhone ( is easy to make. Purchase a mature English Ivy vine from your local garden shop. Gently wrap the vine around copper wire. Drive screws into desired points for hanging, and tightly wrap the ends of the wire to secure. “I also hang these down retaining walls,” says Troy. “They lend elegance to any space.”