Rosemary, Begonia and Pelargonium Window Boxes at Hotel Delmano

There’s a lot to swoon over at Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: the cocktails, the yuppie snacks, and the steampunk smashed with speakeasy style of the place. Me? My favorite part was their window boxes.

They serve a drink here called the Granny Polite – white port mixed with fresh lemon and tonic.  Pelargonium and begonias, usually thought of as polite granny plants, are mixed up with mint and thyme for a fresh look. Skinny silvery rosemary leans out of the boxes, kind of like the hipster dudes walking past the sidewalk bar. (I haven’t seen a local Brooklyn source for Perlargonium geraniums; I might order some of these geraniums from Logee’s next year. Read more about scented geraniums on design*sponge.)

These creative plantings do an amazing job of echoing the mood of the bar. I’d like to ask the garden why they also included dalhias in these boxes. They stood out as the one off note to me.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Matt on May 31, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Hey Chris – I wonder if this combination was a result of their own handiwork or if they hired a local place like Sprout to do the planters? They are good at picking out plants that can be combined based on their shared colors. Dahlias normally need some room to grow and these are tiny planters, I agree that it’s a bit strange. Then again, all of these plants could use deep planters, would be interesting to see if they last in these or not.

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