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.
It looks beautiful and perfect for the season. You have such an artistic eyeReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
And yes, turkey is on my mind...along with pumpkin pie. :)
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!
Gorgeous!Nice colorful composition!ReplyDelete
I love it Lisa...very nice and perfect for the long holiday and winter season. I have always wanted window boxes! gailReplyDelete
That is lovely! Hope the Tradescantia lasts as it really provides a great contrast.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Definitely great! I love this type of arrangement.ReplyDelete
What is the name for the purple falling leaf at the sides.
Just so special and outstanding!
Unfortunately, I don't have window boxes...
That is so beautiful Lisa! You are so very creative. :c)ReplyDelete
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 : )ReplyDelete
Lisa, your artistic talent shows through again in this window box--it's lovely! I've been planning a menu instead of thinking decorations:)ReplyDelete
It looks great! I've always wanted window boxes but there is a conflict about that. I should do a post on it.ReplyDelete
Beautiful window box Lisa.ReplyDelete
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.
I wish I had window boxes. You have done a fantastic job with yours. It looks so festive.ReplyDelete
Lisa, that look really cute. I like the colors and textures, very good choices for late fall.ReplyDelete
Lovely Lisa.....very very artistic.ReplyDelete
The only thing I have done with my window boxes is look at them and sigh....you have inspired me.......
Absolutely stunning! I wish my inner artist was as talented as yours...ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.
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.~~DeeReplyDelete
that looks so delightful. what a wonderful welcome it gives to your guests!!ReplyDelete
Your flower box is unique and stunning.ReplyDelete
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 MelanieReplyDelete
I have no window boxes but adore them. Your window box is amazing - I love the colors and textures.ReplyDelete
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!
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'...ReplyDelete
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!
I wish that I am in US witnessing the beauty of autumn!
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
That is a very nice decoration... have a happy Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete
A lovely window box, Lisa, and so appropriate for the season. Y'all have a great Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
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" :-)ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Lisa ♥
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa - very pretty use of plants and space!ReplyDelete
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
Beautiful window box, Lisa !!ReplyDelete
Nice arrangement of "late bloomers, last bloomers..."
I just finished writing a post about my window box...the contents thereof were "stolen"!