15 April 2013

Our New Window Boxes

I used to have lots of plants around here.  But they all died when I met Danny as I was traveling up and down the east coast nearly every week.  :)

But we recently decided to add some nature back into our lives.  I guess that's a big deal when you don't have a yard!  And now our hearts are just full because of what came about...

We contacted the shop, Dig, on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, to see if they'd like to do the little project with us.  Dig is a Brooklyn destination for plants - run by a husband and wife.  It has such a cute, lush storefront along the best strip on Atlantic Avenue, an area I just love, love to window shop in any chance I get.

So...Dig agreed to join in on our project which we were so thrilled about!  But, it turns out we didn't realize how great the day would turn out to be...

The owner of the shop, Chuck Dorr, came over to our home with a box load of flowers and herbs.  He's a custom landscaper all over Brooklyn and an expert in gardening, of course - so it was rather exciting to have him in our home.  But never mind those window boxes...This man had a love story to tell us. :)...

He's been married to his wife for 40 years!  And he had the sweetest things to say about her.  You could tell he wanted so much to be a good husband.  Ahh...it made us melt.

Here he is telling us about how he met his wife on the first day of college...

Danny and I were all smiles listening to his great story.  :)

                    (Oh my goodness...I could stare at that smile and those kind eyes all. day. long. :)

Our great conversation about life continued on as Chuck attended to the plants.
He brought a selection of thyme, oregano, rosemary, chive, sage, and two kinds of mint.  We were giddy.  Danny started rattling off all his favorite recipes he can't wait to make.    :)

Chuck brought some evergreen boxwoods which will last through the winter (yay!  Such a good idea.)  And then he added a selection of blooming plants appropriate for spring.  He said in a few months we may want to rotate in some summery blooms.  

               He said some people don't like to add herbs next to flowers.  But I don't mind it one bit!! 

All done....

And here are our new window boxes!!  They really do make me so happy every time I look at them.  I literally can't stop looking at them.  It's crazy how much they have brightened up this entire apartment.   New Yorkers - go get some plants!!  I'm telling you, it does something good to your soul....  :)   

Here's the view of them from my computer.  Yep...so happy :) 

And as much as we love our new window boxes, the best part of all of this was meeting Chuck Dorr. He has such a good heart and soul and we couldn't believe how our conversation unfolded.  Somehow it felt like we were meant to chat that day.  It's amazing how much you can connect with someone in a short time when you get to talking about life and love and what matters the most.  :)  We're just so grateful to consider him a new friend in Brooklyn.

Dig is at 479 Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill between 3rd Avenue and Nevins.  Open 12-7 pm, Tues.-Sun.  718-554-0207.

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  1. I love unlucky friendships and chance encounters! I had one of those this weekend too.

  2. I need to get myself some herb planters...and a love story.

  3. The window boxes really add a lot of charm. :)


  4. How did the ivf turn out?? We're all dying to know!

  5. Plants and flowers just brighten things up. I love having them around.

  6. Love them! Now that the weather is warming up, I've been spending a bunch of time in my multiple gardens (a little to eat, a little to look at). It is so soothing. Something about the dirt and the green...

    1. I love it. Dirt & green. haha. Somehow it's just magical.

  7. These can be moulded and coloured in many ways. They can look like stone but, of course, are much lighter and they are strong, durable and repairable. They are, however, more expensive than some other material.


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