posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 12:07 PM
reply to post by smyleegrl
Like this... (top view, looking down)
Not sure of the dimensions of your box, but basically, you have a three part box, then a separate box, that has a hinge and handle (so you can open
the whole thing like a door, and access the box). If a hinge is a bit tricky (and it could be, to allow room for the box to clear while opening), you
could just use latches to hold the removable part to the rest.
If going for live plants, of course, look what's good for your area. Here, milkweed is a menace plant. Flowers and berries attractive to butterflies
and birds can be a cool idea, but may take more work than you want (and berries could bring bugs), so just be aware of the pros and cons of any.
Likewise, there are plenty of low maintenance flowers that can still attract them too.
I like the planter idea the best. Now how to build it? Just build a wooden box that fits on top with planter boxes on top of that?
Another idea. You could make a planter box that kind of uses the box to hold up, and hangs off each side of the box. If doing this, I'd recommend 4
separate boxes (so it will be easier to remove for temporary access to the box). This of course, is assuming you could put something in direct contact
with it....not sure if you can, or what the rules are regarding this.
edit on 16-4-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)