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Fall Window Box Ideas - Decorating, Planting, and Vegetables
by Matthew Buquoi

Decorating window boxes in the fall can be a fun task. Many window box owners find that changing their window boxes to match the seasons is an enjoyable activity that can keep their window boxes and houses looking fresh with the seasons. This article will provide you with some great Fall window box ideas that will help you determine the best way to decorate your home for the holidays

One of my favorite fall window box ideas is to incorporate a Thanksgiving type theme into the window boxes. This can be achieved with an assortment of pumpkins, corn stalks, squashes, and flowers and leaves with autumn colors in them. Steer towards reds, oranges, and browns to match the color of the changing leaves in your yard. It's also a great way to decorate the home for visiting family over the Fall holiday seasons.

In addition to festive decorating in the fall, their are also many plants and flowers you can grow that will thrive in the Fall conditions. Some of my favorites are geraniums, petunias, and sweet potato vines for a nice trailing effect. A good mix of both vines and colorful flowers can create a great combination in a window box. Often, a flowering centerpiece can be used to create drama or add a personality highlight to the box. There's no end to the possible combinations you can enjoy.

Some of the best vegetables to grow in the Fall for window boxes are broccoli, turnips, and tomatoes. Broccoli is a very popular and productive plant even in the Fall and turnips will mature quickly allowing you to harvest more often. Tomatoes can take some more work, but are a favorite among avid gardeners. Window box gardening is often a convenient way for beginners to get started with easy maintenance right from a kitchen or an easy access window. They're easier to maintain and take less of a commitment than preparing a garden area in the backyard.

No matter what the season: fall, winter, spring, or summer, there are creative window box ideas you can use for fall flowers, plants, and decorating. Good luck and have fun!

Matt Buquoi is the owner of Flower Window Boxes, a window box company that specializes in affordable no rot window boxes. His window boxes have been featured on The Today Show as "the last window boxes you will ever buy." Visit their website gallery for more window box ideas of beautiful plants and flowers. These no rot window boxes can be made custom and fast anywhere in the country.

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