Seasonal decorating at Chez Lark Nest has been minimal if you don’t count the carved jack-o-lantern that The Mister put out for Halloween. It’s been serving as the neighborhood Squirrel Salad Bar, so it was time to go.
Yesterday’s 52-degree weather was a gift for stuffing the window boxes, which have been sitting bare for a while.
I was able to fill four boxes — two in front, one on the side, one on the garage — and two large pots with the results of a backyard forage, some “vintage” sticks, one bunch of seeded eucalyptus ($4) and a large bunch of curly willow ($8.50) !
More about those sticks, later!
This pair of matching back-step pots are fairly minimalist, but sticks spraypainted in gold and copper are left over from decor I put together for a Southwest High School fundraiser when our girl was a freshman. She’s a senior now and they’ve worn well!
The garage window box — the one we can see most often from the back sunroom windows — got a few extra accents. In addition to the yew and the cedar, this one has sage from the herb garden, branches of purple pods from the wild indigo (cutting those also served to ready the back sidewalk for easier shoveling-to-come!) and some dried hydrangea branches left over from a bridal shower here in August.
You have to love no-fuss, low-cost decor for the window boxes! The grand total spent? $12.50! Makes planting an evergreen or two a worthy investment!
Enjoy your day!