This April 20, 2009 photo shows tall and small flowers that complement one another in this springtime window box assortment in Belgium. This homeowner in the Belgian countryside refreshes her plant selection with the change in seasons. Window boxes are convenient containers that provide color, deliver edibles and supply fragrances. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
This February 19, 2013 photo shows primroses and daffodils sprucing up a simple window box on an outbuilding display at a recent Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. Window boxes make practical raised bed gardens -- easy to reach from inside or out. It only takes a few shallow-rooted plants to provide window dressing for even the most rustic buildings. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
This undated publicity photo provided by publisher is Ten Speed Press shows the cover of Deborah Madison's cookbook, "Vegetable Literacy," published by Ten Speed Press.