I did not show you on the last post, but my flower boxes were really scary looking! I had neglected them terribly during my preparation for the Purple Painted Lady Festival. After I apologized to my now dead plants and buried them in the back for compost, I went to work, weeding, cutting back plants etc. I also removed the Bushel Basket Pocket Planters from the fence in our backyard. I cleaned them up and stored them away until next year. (See past post: Bushel Basket Lids or Flower Baskets?). Once everything was presentable, I got to the fun part of decorating! I knew I wanted gourds and fall leaves for my window boxes and lanterns on the front stoop.
I purchased three leaf garlands from Joann’s. They were having a 70% off sale, bonus for me! I just laid them in the window box and used pins you use when putting down weed matting to hold them in place.
The texture of this gourd is so cool!
I put the mums on small stools to give them height. I purchased the mums from the Ellsworth Farm Stand in Fairport. The price was unbelievable, only $8 a piece.
The plant holders for the mums were those brown plastic ones. I painted them using Annie Sloan Amsterdam Green.
I purchased this cart at a garage sale over the summer and have been waiting to use it!
I purchased this at the same garage sale. I am not sure what it was, but I thought it would be perfect in the garden!
And I was right!
Here is a picture of the fence with orange ribbons attached. They are metallic and when the lanterns are on at night, they reflect the light.
I am very pleased with the final results! I wanted a look that will take me through the fall season and I think I achieved it!