Ideas & Inspiration

DIY Fall Window Boxes

Flowering Kale
Flowering Kale

Rich purples and burgundies are just right for fall. This combination uses cordyline as a thriller, with purple pansies and a small kale as filler.


No matter your plant choices, you can’t go wrong using the thriller, filler, spiller recipe when building out any window box.

Vibrant Mums
Vibrant Mums

They are everywhere in fall, and for a reason: You can’t beat the visual impact of a mass of mum blooms in red, yellow, orange or purple.


Tip: Place the mums in the window box, leaving them in the pots they came in. Group the pots as close as you can and just cover any bare spots with moss or burlap.

Ornamental Peppers
Ornamental Peppers

Kick it up a notch with ornamental peppers. These red beauties bring fire alongside the icy coolness of flowering kale. Just nestle them in their containers into the window box.

Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard

Edibles like Swiss chard. The stems of these greens, particularly rainbow chard, light up in morning and afternoon sun.

Pansies
Pansies

The all-purpose pansy consistently delights with bright colors and happy faces as nights grow colder. Pansies are cold-hardy and take brief temperature dips into the 20s and still bloom.


You can extend the life of pansies by insulating them with straw or mulch when the weather cools.