From Mums To Mini Pumpkins, Get Ideas For A Fall Window Box Display.

The seasons they are a-changin' and it's time to brighten up the front of your house by giving it some fall flair. From mums to mini pumpkins, get ideas for a fall window box.

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The seasons they are a-changin' and it's time to brighten up the front of your house by giving it some fall flair. From mums to mini pumpkins, get ideas for a fall window box.

While it's common to think of planting window boxes just during spring and summer, fall and winter can offer the perfect chance to change up the look of your exterior with the seasons. Window boxes can also be a great way to add some bright color and much needed curb appeal during the months when most plants and trees turn brown.

If you are lucky enough to get a colorful fall display of leaves, you can coordinate your window boxes to play off of the autumn hues. If your yard is more brown than beautiful, consider bringing in brighter hues with bold flowers.

It's easy to just focus on just the front of the window box, but ideally it should look stellar from all angles since you'll likely be able to see the top of it from the inside of the house and the sides will be viewable from the side.

Window boxes can be designed with a simple, clean look by using a single type of plant, but for a fuller look, consider using 3-5 different plants and vary the height and texture to give it visual interest. Pay attention to the colors being used and make sure they either intentionally coordinate or contrast throughout the window box.

For inspiration, consider taking a stroll through your neighborhood to see what others are doing if window boxes are popular in your area. One of the best ways to see professional examples is to visit a small main street with decorated window displays and take note of what was planted out front to attract costumers.

Now that you have your wheels turning, here are ideas for what to plant:

Flowers

  • Mums

  • Petunias

  • Pansies

  • Verbenas

  • Fall-blooming aster


Leaves

  • Branches of colorful leaves from maples

  • Bunches of dried leaves

  • Bittersweet (cut branches)

  • Ivy


Edibles

  • Ornamental kale or cabbage

  • Gourds

  • Pumpkins

  • Herbs (sage, rosemary, or another hardy variety)


Seasonal decor



  • Dried Indian corn

  • Scarecrow

  • Halloween decor (cobwebs, spiders, a witch, etc.)



Check with your local nursery for more information about the types of plants that thrive in your area during fall and can survive a light frost.

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