As we change seasons, one of my favorite things to do outside is to update my planters. I love spending time outdoors and creating a seasonally appropriate & beautiful outdoor living space- that’s always high on my list of fun outdoor “chores” to tackle. Much like last fall, I created another fall window flower planter box arrangement. As promised, I’m linking the plants I used, my process, and some tips for creating your own. Click through to read all about it and to see how I got this box into better shape for fall.
We’re planning to host a fall dinner party soon and I wanted my window box to have a little time to acclimate and fill out beforehand. The weather dropped into the 60’s and 70’s this week, so I figured now was the perfect time to cross this off the to-do list.
This window is right above our kitchen sink and looks out onto the patio dining space. The flower box can be seen from both indoors and out, so I like to keep it looking nice. Long story short- knowing that fall was around the corner… I neglected the planter box the past couple weeks. I stopped watering it, the plants got a pretty crispy, and I knew it was time. Check out the animated graphic below to see how it unfolded.
Much better, right?! These are the plants I used for this outdoor arrangement (all from Lowe’s)…
- window planter box (on sale, by the way!)
- orange mums
- red mums
- ornamental cabbage
- massachusetts kinnikinnick
- dwarf maiden grass
My process and method has stayed the same over the years. I have a little formula I like to follow:
- the statement plant // mums (for the orange autumn color)
- a tall plant // maiden grass or something tall & textural
- a cascading plant // ivy or bacopa (ground cover works well for this too)
- filler // kale & boxwood (they add a nice texture too)
PRO TIP // instead of keeping the planter box balanced and perfectly positioning each plant, opt for an asymmetrical look instead. If you’re interested to see my process from last year- I’ll drop a time-lapse below…
Which one do you like best? The 2018 version from our old house, or the 2019 version from our current home? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
If you’re not sure how to install a window planter box, this post is a must-read! Emmett and I covered a super detailed step-by-step tutorial. They add so much charm and curb appeal to the exterior of a home… I just love them. What other fall projects should I tackle? Are there any you’re looking forward to doing in the coming weeks?