plants & gardening

Another Fall Window Planter Box

Another Fall Window Planter Box - roomfortuesday.com 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.

Another Fall Window Planter Box - roomfortuesday.com 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.

Another Fall Window Planter Box - roomfortuesday.com 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.

Another Fall Window Planter Box - roomfortuesday.com Much better, right?! These are the plants I used for this outdoor arrangement (all from Lowe’s)

Another Fall Window Planter Box - roomfortuesday.com 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!

Another Fall Window Planter Box - roomfortuesday.com

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?

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  • Reply
    Peggi
    September 18, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Lovely! I always appreciate the vibrancy of mums in the fall. You really do keep your outside spaces so festive! Last year I got a pretty white pumpkin, and Joe barked at it and played with it like a soccer ball. I probably should have gotten the mums.😁

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      Sarah
      September 18, 2019 at 7:59 am

      Me too! So funny that Joe played with the pumpkin, hahah!! We have a giant peach tree in the backyard that is going nuts right now and our boys keep getting caught eating peaches and playing with them. Argh!

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    Phyllis Baker
    May 17, 2021 at 5:35 am

    Hi Sarah. Your home looks lovely. I’m checking on how the window boxes are holding up on the brick. I just found you while googling window boxes on brick. We are building and are having a hard time figuring out how to hang the window boxes on our brick. These do look sturdy. This is your second home with them, yes? I’m hoping this technique will work for us. I had them in my plans all along and now my carpenter is hesitant to build and attach them for fear they will be to heavy and cause problems with the brick. Thankfully my husband is handy and I’m very determined to get my window boxes but I’m just wanting to do them properly and only install them one time. Thank you

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      Sarah
      May 17, 2021 at 10:28 am

      Thank you, Phyllis! The window boxes are doing great- we haven’t had any issues! I currently have them filled with spring florals & greenery. Yes- these pictures are from our current home. Hope that’s helpful!

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    Phyllis Baker
    May 17, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Yes! Very helpful. You give me hope! 😉

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      Sarah
      May 17, 2021 at 10:35 am

      Yay!! Love that. Flower boxes will be gorgeous on your home :) I just think they’re so charming.

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