Window box for an atrium-facing window?

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Window box for an atrium-facing window?

Window box for an atrium-facing window?

As a perk of apartment-dwelling, the only windows in my home face a four-walled, three-story open atrium. It's peaceful and quiet, but is also kind of it's own little ecosystem: partial sunlight (with crazy direct sunlight around midday), no breeze, semi-shielded from rain. Do I have any chance at a successful window box out there?

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I, too, am an apartment dweller constantly seeking ways to green my space. I've amassed quite a collection of succulents that love the mid-day, direct sun my windows offer, but also don't mind the indirect light of early morning and late afternoon. They're drought tolerant, so if I miss a watering, they don't complain and most of them are hardy to 20F. I bring them inside in the winter, although in warmer climates they could stay out all year. Ferns are great for just out of the direct light of the windows and moss (in a shady terrarium) smells wonderful and, once established, is super low-maintenance. Just a few ideas to get you started.
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Thanks @aerikson...I do quite like the look of moss and didn't consider the scent benefits...bonus! Maybe I'll start there and branch out to succulents when it really starts warming up.

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