We have been doing a lot of yard work this year and I am thrilled with the results.
We made planter boxes for the front windows.
They are simple boxes with molding around the edges. I also drilled holes in the bottom of the boxes. I inserted plastic containers inside so that I can pull them out and plant again next year. I used this link to come up with the flower arrangement.
This picture was taken just over a year ago when we had just purchased our home.