My little city window boxes have seen the last of their summer blooms. As a matter of fact, the cold fall nights have transformed them into something that is positively scary! Which gave me an idea: Instead of pulling up the plants and taking the boxes down, why not transform them into something fun for Halloween? Here’s what I did…
I started by removing the old plants, but leaving the exitsing roots and dirt. Goodbye Dianthus and Marigold, you served me well. Next year it will be Nasturnims and Sweet Potato Vine. I almost can’t wait!
I got some inexpensive artificial maple leaves in pretty fall colors.
I suppose you could use real, but A) I don’t have a maple tree and B) I was afraid that they might go funny and rot if it got damp.
I used some heavy duty kitchen shears to cut through the wire in each grouping of leaves and I arranged them by pushing the stems into the dirt. Leaving the roots in the dirt helps the stems to stay put. I don’t want a gust of wind to blow my leaves away! Look how cute!
You and I could call it a day there, but I wanted to add a little touch of Halloween fun. Stay tuned this afternoon for the spookiness!