Did you know that flower boxes are also known as window boxes, window flower box or window box planters? This would also seem to imply that there is no distinction between rectangular and square planters. The rectangular flower pots it would seem are probably the most popular type of planters followed by round planters. Rectangular planters can be used to create boundaries, borders and walls. They can be placed on window sills, hung on patio rails and fences and placed in windows. Attached to walls or places on ledges, rectangular planters are great for tight spaces.
Trelliage grid attached to rectangular planters can be used to create freestanding privacy screens to shield restaurant patios from sidewalk traffic or create buffer screens between multi-family apartment units. They’re also a great way to display a collection
of beautiful trailing plants and can be used to soften the sound in hard surface environments.
Current material used to fabricate rectangular flowerboxes include concrete, fiberglass, gfrc – glass fiber reinforced concrete , thermoplastic and wood. Recent product advancements have included the ability to wrap a rectangular or square fiberglass flower pot liner with U.S. fabricated Boulevard Upscaled FSC certified wood in oak or ash. This process allows for the wood to be placed on one, two, three or four sides of the planters depending on how the planter interact with other components of the project. This flexibility can generate significant cost saving on a project that is being value engineered or provide a the look and feel of wood at a fraction of the cost. Wood planter usually last about 3-5 years, but the Boulevard Upscaled FSC certified wood is projected last up to 20 years.
Thermoplastic rectangular planters are also worth bringing into the discussion about rectangular planter. Thermoplastic makes it possible to create double walled planters with self watering irrigation features. The self watering feature is a favorite option for property owners and manager concerned about the cost or ability to have planter watered daily or interested in reducing their overhead labor cost associated with maintaining planters. The Seacrest planters are a good example of self-watering planters.
Whether you call rectangular flower pots, window box planters, window flower boxes or rectangular flowerboxes, it doesn’t matter. It all about the atmosphere they create when
filled with flowers.