The back of our townhouse in Saanich is a plain tall blank wall of siding -- rather ugly, in my view. I am thinking of a Japanese-style window-box planter to put under an upstairs window... , and this would be visible from the street to some degree, and improve the look of the back wall. The townhouse's architectural style would lend itself to Japanese themes. And I am developing a Japanese-style small garden at the front. Our siding, circa 1984, is dark brown-stained cedar or some other plank wood siding, the windows are standard steel/vinyl trimmed sliders or something of that sort, the roof has a very big overhang, western-style. I am thinking of a cedar, rectangular, oblong box stained to match the siding [a dark brown opaque wood stain] but since the siding on the front of the townhouse has some cream-painted highlighting trim, I am thinking of a window-box made in a somewhat rustic style with cream-painted trim or board on it somewhere, such as corner posts or supports for the sides, or an exaggeratedly heavy wooden under-support made of wood, painted cream, while the rest is dark. But dripping earth-stained water from the box might stain any cream-coloured wood underneath, so perhaps using metal bracket supports would be best, and put any cream colour on the upper part of the box. What I need is a sketch or photo of similar, looking solid but rustic and fitting a possible "Japanese" theme design-wise. I will be putting drainage holes in it, or just slats across the bottom, and it will hold several pots or one vinyl rectangular planter of greenery or cotoneaster sprays with berries in the winter, and some flowing greenery and some blooms in the summer... perhaps the dragons-tooth begonia etc. in a pale shade... Perhaps the window box should be made very roughly but solidly of scrap pieces of cedar, overlapping the wood in a spare lattice, if anyone can envision such a thing... Not too large, to be unwieldy, just about average window-box size.