Window Box Landscaping

I was just sorting through the new mail in my inbox, when I clicked on today’s Daily Candy for Philly. Most days I don’t find Daily Candy particularly interesting, as it’s primarily recommendations for very fashionable designers or treatments at spas and in my current life as a grad student, I don’t have much in the way of disposable income. But I continue to subscribe, because I enjoy torturing myself with the things I can’t have.

However, today’s Daily Candy didn’t send me into spasms of longing. My reaction instead was, “are you kidding me?” They featured a local florist who, for a (I’m guessing fairly high) price will send someone out to your house in order to design your window boxes. Is it just me, or does that seem like the height of laziness? Window boxes are not large garden spaces, and picking out a few flowers and small plants to tuck into them isn’t a difficult task.

I guess it’s no worse than much of the other outsourcing we do in our lives these days, but for some reason, this particular service hit me as taking it too far. What do you guys think? Is it a smart use of resources to hire a florist to plant your window boxes or is it taking outsourcing culture one step too far?

1 Comment so far

  1. Joe S (unregistered) on June 27th, 2007 @ 11:53 am

    Hi Marisa,
    A neighbor paid to have hers done. It looks much better, all year around, than the others on the block.

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