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Fall Flower Boxes {Mums The Word}

Last March, after a long Winter and a few months in our new home, I decided to add some simple flower boxes to our front porch railing. They were an easy project with a lovely return and also a great way to make the house feel a bit more homey.

But as it happens year after year, Spring turns to Summer and this year in particular I had a baby which meant that as of last week, my flower boxes looked like this.

As I am sure you can guess, I was SUPER ready for Fall to get here so I could get some new flowers. And even though our highs will be in the 80s all week, I am calling it. It’s flower time!

Using the same flower boxes, I just needed to get more dirt and some plants. I found a lovely assortment of red, yellow, purple and bronze mums for $1.25 each at Lowes. Those with the dirt were a grand total of  $20! Not too bad for a total makeover.

Flower boxes are so ridiculously easy. I can’t stress it enough. Once I mounded some dirt, I just loosened the root balls of each plant and tucked them into their new homes. I couldn’t be more pleased!

Now all we need are a few pumpkins and we’ll be ready for Fall! Have you put any fall plants out yet? I would love to see your finished products!



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Friday 30th of September 2011

Love all the happy colors to welcome you home.

Hines-Sight Blog

Thursday 29th of September 2011

I love the look of flower boxes. I think they look quaint. I do not have one though.


Wednesday 28th of September 2011

I don't have any railings :( but I may put some mums or something on my front stoop and deck.

Jessica T.

Tuesday 27th of September 2011

I am still trying to enjoy my marigolds that I planted. They are orange though, so the pumpkin I set out matches them well!

Emily D.

Tuesday 27th of September 2011

Mums are SO fall to me! I don't have a railing on my front porch so maybe I should just put a pot or two of mums out. My house needs some sprucing up!

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