This year’s summer window box was kind of a bust. I tried something new and it was a fail. I used a couple of annuals that were new to me, unfortunately I didn’t even keep track of their names. By mid-August, it just looked like I had a bunch of weeds growing in my window box.
Ugh! Terrible, right?
So when I heard an ad on the radio saying that the mums were in at Bachman’s, I went to Menard’s to see if they had them too. Mainly because Menard’s is usually a bit cheaper and I can get there on my lunch hour. Sure enough, they had rows and rows of them. The larger ones were only $3.99 and since I needed 9 of them that seemed like a do-able price. So I grabbed a bunch of mums, threw in some celosia (at $6.99 each) and called it good.
I ripped everything out of the window box except the euphorbia, planted the celosia together in the middle and filled in with the mums.
I’ve added a fab pop of color to the front of my house with this combination! I didn’t go overly ‘fall-ish’ with my color choices since it is still rather early in the season.
And sadly, these mums aren’t going to last much more than a month or so, if that.
But they are a huge improvement over the ‘weeds’.
I still think I liked last year’s monochromatic fall window box better though. Remember it?
Which one do you prefer?