I’ve been stocking up on Halloween candy for the little spooks and ghouls. As they walk up the pathway to our treats, they’ll pass by this urn. The summer annuals were tired and giving up, but we’re still warm enough in October to have some plantings. Let me show you how I put it together.
- I cleared out all the summer annuals, but left the Cordyline in. It can take temperatures down to 45 degrees F, so I’ll be over wintering it at the end of the month.
- I purchased this beautiful Rex Begonia because of the purple hints in it’s leaves. I’ll be over wintering this plant, too. I have the perfect spot for it on my deck next spring.
- Then I added some Wandering Jew to drape off the side. I wanted the planter to be purple looking. I think it has a dark cemetery look. But I did add a small Tuscany mum. A cemetery needs a little flower to show the deceased respect and love, right?
- I found these too-cute skeleton hand piks at At Home. I’ll be using them in a variety of Halloween decorating ideas in future years.
- A plastic skull and skull chain from Walmart. I wanted something inexpensive and weather-proof.
With my garden flag changed out, I’m ready to greet the little goblins.