Draping Window Containers…Chanticleer!

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Visits

In a recent post, I wrote about the veggie window containers at Chanticleer, designed by Jonathan Wright, and how they inspired me to plant up some on my rooftop garden in Israel.

Here are 4 photos shot a few days ago of the wall boxes, wall planters and veggies, the kitchen wall, and edible plants trailing up and down the wall of the kitchen courtyard.

For plant list in The Tea Cup Garden, which includes the containers, click on here.

All photos courtesy of Jonathan Wright.

Kitchen Wall
Kitchen Wall


JW Edible plants trail down and climb up the walls of the Kitchen Courtyard

Edible plants trail down and climb up the walls of the kitchen courtyard

Wall boxes
Wall Boxes


Wall planters and veggies
Wall Planters And Veggies
Fran Sorin

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Wendy August 7, 2011, 1:21 pm

Your house looks so much like mine. Where are you???

Wendy August 7, 2011, 1:22 pm

Never mind…. I took the time to read the text after I looked at the photos. I’ll have you know that there is house that looks like yours in Connecticut, USA. Who would’ve thunk?

Hi Wendy,

I think you’re looking at the walls of the house at Chanticleer, yes? Fran

Town Mouse August 7, 2011, 1:46 pm

That really looks great! Love how the green softens the edges of everything.

Hi Town Mouse….I agree. It is both romantic and luscious. Fran

elaine rickett August 8, 2011, 5:43 am

I love the veg and flowers together – may well try this myself.

Go for it. The cool thing is….like any type of container gardening….you can change the plantings as the seasons change. I’ve got some kale seeds germinated for fall planting. Fran

Sheila Schultz August 8, 2011, 4:08 pm

Fran… your boxes are excellent! Flowers and edibles make the perfect use of space, especially outside the kitchen. I love the combos.

Hi Sheila…am glad you like the boxes but all of them in this post have been designed by Jonathan Wright. Check out the earlier post (link in article) to see the ones that I created….inspired by Jonathan’s. Fran

outdoor products August 9, 2011, 3:27 am

Love those planters! But what edible plants are they filled with?

Hi Bob,

I just added a link to The Tea Cup garden plant list. The container plants are listed in there. Fran

Cathy August 9, 2011, 7:55 pm

Fran, your veggie boxes are simply stunning. I went back to the original post and the difference is amazing! JMHO, but you can’t truly appreciate what you’ve accomplished (and in such a short amount of time) unless you compare “then” with “now”.

I’m guessing that the planters have transformed the patio into an amazing haven. Putting boxed beds and potted trees on our deck has made it one of the best rooms in the house. 😉

As for Chanticleer, our major summer disappointment this year was finding out that we had planned to visit there on a Tuesday and they aren’t open on Tuesdays for visitors! Fortunately, we discovered that before we got there, and were able to find another divine place to visit instead, but we had been so looking forward to seeing that garden and were sorry to have to miss it.

We will definitely visit there next spring. I thank you so much for including a link to the the tea cup garden map. The photos and plant listing are an absolute treasure. We can’t wait to visit and see it all up close and personal.

Our kitchen-garden-on-the-deck is thriving but not as lush as yours…. a product of the weather. All of our garden pots are doing well and blooming like crazy. It’s been hectic here but I’m hoping to post pix on the blog later this week with photos of all. 😉

I wish I could take credit for the photos in this last post. But the boxes are from Chanticleer….designed by none other than the very talented Jonathan Wright. In the earlier post, you can see the boxes from Chanticleer as they were photographed in May.

Anyway….my boxes are looking great now….I’m waiting for the cooler weather to kick in so that I can sow some more bean vines. Am guessing that if you’ve gotten rain this week that your containers are lush…

Chanticleer is worth the wait. And spring is a wonderful time to visit. Fran

Carol @ OhWhatABeautifulGarden-chicagoland.com August 10, 2011, 12:45 pm

What a great way to make the most of your space. Veggies and ornamentals together, and plenty of vining for interest as well.

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