Most basement window well systems are manufactured with ledges in place that allow for flowers to be planted. The tiers allow you to plant herbs, greenery, flowers, or even shrubs. These plants can be seen from inside the basement, improving the aesthetics of the basement window from the interior. Flowers can also be planted in such a way as to be visible from the exterior of the home, adding curb appeal to an otherwise unsightly building component. The terraced window well can be planted directly, or it can be set up like a container garden with potted plants that can be brought indoors in cold weather.