Well, my beautiful summer window boxes are somewhat less beautiful now that winter has arrived and all the flowers have died. They actually look kind of sad, all wilted and dusty.
Hmm. What to do?
TO THE ARTS AND CRAFTS SUPPLIES STORE!
One hour later…
Ah yes. That’s much better:
It’s amazing how a few branches and pinecones can really class up the joint.
I left most of the soil in the boxes, since I needed something to stick the branches in securely. If I had to do it again though, I think I’d add some evergreen boughs as well. It’s all looking rather, well… brown.
So maybe I’ll add some greenery in there later. The supplies didn’t cost very much, and nothing is glued down, so it won’t be too hard. But all in all, I’m calling this a pretty easy fix to having dead window boxes all winter long. Plus, I got some good compost out of the flowers.
Adulting: I’m doing it.