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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Window box update for Fall

     I love this time of year. The air is crisper, the leaves are gorgeous, and I can redo my window box! I always put red geraniums in my boxes in the spring and mix in trailing vines, and a few petunias or impatients. I don't add too many colors because I want the red to be dominant. (It coordinates with my red chair on the front porch). Here's the spring/summer look that needs changing.

I was definitely on a tight budget with this one. My total out of pocket expense was $14.00. First, I sent my daughter and her friends in the backyard to scavenge for branches, flowers or anything that looked fallish to them. They came back with some interesting things but I was able to use some of it.

For the base of the window box display I used some zebra grass that was ready to be cut back. I whacked it down a week ago, bundled it and let it sit in my garage to dry out. On top I added 3 baking pumpkins, gourds, a few branches, and a mum that was separated.

When it's a little closer to Halloween, we will add a few big pumpkins to the front porch.
Happy Fall!


  1. Your flower box caught my eye right away! It turned out beautiful, I don't think you need lots of money to make pretty things, only talent and imagination like you. I love the wreath on the entrance door too, just lovely. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, FABBY

  2. I'm popping in from Inspiration Friday at The Picket Fence! I really love your window box all decked out for Fall. I wish I had one under my master bedroom window. I use planters on my porch rails though. So, that will have to suffice for now. You did a great job with all your decorating. It looks so welcoming and colorful.

  3. How absolutely beautiful! I have such a love of window boxes and sadly don't have any on my own home....guess I'll just have to enjoy yours! :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us last weekend at Inspiration Friday!

  4. Jody, you have such an eye for putting things together! I found you through the Outdoor Party at Thrify Chick. I'm your newest follower. Would love it if you stop by my blog!

  5. I am doing my window boxes today using inspiration from yours! Thanks for sharing your great ideas! Your house looks great!

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