Thursday, November 19, 2009

Window Box Fall Dressing

Most of you are probably thinking about Oyster Dressing or Turkey dressing this week but I got to thinking about dressing the kitchen window box for the holiday.  The frost took the caladiums that performed here so well through out the summer. The only thing left thriving in the window box was some varigated ivy and tradescantia. 

I clipped some cedar, fern, grass heads and some hydrangea blooms and made the box look spiffed up for the holidays.  I don't know if the Tradescantia will survive many more frosts but I didn't have the heart to pull it out before it gave up.  After all it still had a few of its little pink blooms on it.

Have you done anything to your window boxes this fall?  I hope you have a nice weekend.

38 comments:

Teri C said...

It looks beautiful and perfect for the season. You have such an artistic eye

beckie said...

Lisa, your window box is gorgeous! I love the colors-my favorites. What great uses for those hydrangeas See the garden produces beauty all year long.

And yes, turkey is on my mind...along with pumpkin pie. :)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Lisa,
I clicked on the photo to see it larger because I was trying to figure out what the plants were. The one that started with a "t" sounded like what I think of as spiderwort. It must be the red leafed one. I have one that I have outside in the summer, and inside in the winter, where it gets quite leggy. I don't remember having as many blooms as you do on it.

I love how the planter turned out!

Naturegirl said...

Gorgeous!Nice colorful composition!

Gail said...

I love it Lisa...very nice and perfect for the long holiday and winter season. I have always wanted window boxes! gail

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD said...

That is lovely! Hope the Tradescantia lasts as it really provides a great contrast.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Hi Lisa, it looks very nice. I'm not thinking about any kind of stuffing, but I have had mashed poatoes on my mind, LOL! I don't have a window box, but I do have a little winter container... that i haven't filled yet.

yoon see said...

Definitely great! I love this type of arrangement.
What is the name for the purple falling leaf at the sides.
Just so special and outstanding!

verobirdie said...

Lovely sight!
Unfortunately, I don't have window boxes...

Jayne said...

That is so beautiful Lisa! You are so very creative. :c)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Lisa I just wish I had window boxes to do that with !! ... wait a minute .. I fully intend to have them on my garden shed so next year YES !! Thanks for the ideas girl : )
Joy

Rose said...

Lisa, your artistic talent shows through again in this window box--it's lovely! I've been planning a menu instead of thinking decorations:)

Phillip said...

It looks great! I've always wanted window boxes but there is a conflict about that. I should do a post on it.

RuthieJ said...

Beautiful window box Lisa.
I have done nothing with mine yet, but we're supposed to have a nice weekend (probably our last!), so it will be a good time for me to cut some evergreen branch tips and get my boxes ready for winter.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I wish I had window boxes. You have done a fantastic job with yours. It looks so festive.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Lisa, that look really cute. I like the colors and textures, very good choices for late fall.
Marnie

Cheryl said...

Lovely Lisa.....very very artistic.

The only thing I have done with my window boxes is look at them and sigh....you have inspired me.......

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Absolutely stunning! I wish my inner artist was as talented as yours...

katie jane said...

This is wonderful, and so Autumn-looking! I see lots of pretty summer window boxes when I am out and about, but few people remember to do anything to them in the Fall and Winter. Yours is lovely.

Meems said...

Lisa,
I didn't realize you grew Tradescantia pallida. It sure does look good in your pretty arrangement... I have always wished I had some window boxes to dress up. They seem like so much fun.

Yes, I have just been looking through past Thanksgiving menus to finish up this year's plan.
Meems

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Wow, that's pretty. We have both kinds of dressing at my house, and it's all gluten free. I wish I had a window box though. Happy almost Thanksgiving.~~Dee

julie king said...

that looks so delightful. what a wonderful welcome it gives to your guests!!

SandyCarlson said...

Your flower box is unique and stunning.

melanie said...

That's so beautiful. It inspires me' I was just going thru my blog and found a comment from you from long ago and wanted to say thanks for you lovely words' cheers Melanie

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I have no window boxes but adore them. Your window box is amazing - I love the colors and textures.

Mel said...

Hi Lisa!
Over here (Peru) summer is around the corner, colors are brighter and days are getting sunnier.
I love your window box! You have such art in your hands!
Besos,
Mel

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Haven't done a thing outside in the past couple of weeks other than to toss some bulbs into the ground, LIsa. There are still osteos and alyssum blooming in a couple of planters in front of the house, despite everything else being 'gone to sleep.' I will soon stuff some greenery into a few containers and call it 'festive decor'...

Q said...

Very lovely!
My window boxes still have dwarf snapdragons in them. Some are actually blooming. I will pull them out when I do up the house for December. Like you it is just so hard to let plants go that still have blooms!
Happy Thanksgiving,
Sherry

yoon see said...

Love this:)
Love this:)
I wish that I am in US witnessing the beauty of autumn!

Judy Butler said...

Lisa,

I have had pneumonia and then treatments and have not visited your blog in almost a month. I have missed my blogging with you. I hope this new treatment is easier and I can get back to my regular visits soon. Thanks so much for you staying with me through these difficult times. Judy

Phoenix said...

That is a very nice decoration... have a happy Thanksgiving!

fairegarden said...

It looks great Lisa. You are so talented, as we all know. My box planters are the same all the time with ivy and painted fern in the one by the front door. When the fern dies back, it might be nice to stick some evergreen clippings in there. The window box on the shed has yellow creeping jenny hanging down and some grasses along with more painted fern. That fern is a wonderful resident of those types of planters, dying nicely and returning all by itself come spring. Have you ever tried it?

Frances

Marvin said...

A lovely window box, Lisa, and so appropriate for the season. Y'all have a great Thanksgiving.

Deb said...

I love your Window box design! I have a hard time pulling out anything that is still blooming too ...and like you tend to decorate "around it" :-)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Lisa ♥

Commonweeder said...

The only thing I do with my window box is remove it for the winter. Yours is gorgeous and I am all admiration. What I am doing at the End of the Road is celebrating my 2nd Blogoversary. Come check out the Giveaway.

EAL said...

I have never tried to make my window boxes multiseasonal. I should have, as we had such a mild fall. Your hydrangea heads are gorgeous!

Annie in Austin said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa - very pretty use of plants and space!

If my house had any window boxes your photo would inspire me to copy your use of the trailing Tradescantia. It looks similar to the Purple Heart Setcreasea that we grow here. But guess I'd have to buy the hydrangeas - don't know anyone who gets them to grow here.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

cyndy said...

Beautiful window box, Lisa !!

Nice arrangement of "late bloomers, last bloomers..."

I just finished writing a post about my window box...the contents thereof were "stolen"!