TODAY | May 02, 2013
>>> the historic district of charleston is known for its elegant mansions and also known for its beautiful window xes.
>> this is james farmer , "southern living" magazine's editor at large. he should know.
>> what are we going to learn?
>> we're going to make a classic charleston window box . in the south you don't have a lot of space to garden so you put one right outside your window. you want great foliage. maiden head ferns and you need lime green , you need color.
>> different shades of green.
>> what i love to do is build up from the color. something like these hydrangeas, carl hydrangeas, we start in the middle and work our way out. i don't wear gloves, i know y'all got them on.
>> dig a hole.
>> dig a hole right there, i'm going to putn some maiden hair. and we'll put one on this side and one on this side. here you go, here you go.
>> i like it when you call me honey.
>> you've got to have something, doing flowers in the south is like doing hair, the bigger the better.
>> we'll get some of those caladyams in there, too.
>> what what about scent?
>> a big old --
>> there you go.
>> what about that?
>> pop, drop and moss. we're got moss around it. moss covers a multitude of since, we'll start moving it all around.
>> what do you want to do?
>> i want to have a competition.
>> i want to see who can do the best window box .
>> excuse me.
>> these are mine.
>> whatever you want . you can use anything.
>> okay. here's what i want you to do.
>> these are classic charleston -style window boxes.
>> mint juleps for the winner.
>> you plant your window boxes.
>> we're going to go, kathy, one reason we do this, in pots, you can change them out easy. look at that.
>> this is a maiden hair.
>> the trouble is not enough room in this pot.
>> i want color in there.
>> i can't plop it in we'll work it out.
>> the blue motif.
>> where's the moss?
>> you go the some moss.
>> i need the pretty blue.
>> lord a-mercy. [ buzzer ]