Halloween is a great time to really have some fun with your garden. Get creative decorating the front of your house for trick-or-treaters. Having a theme will achieve a festive and inviting entrance. Incorporating seasonal plants into your design will create a stunning and unique entrance.
Wicked window box displays
Window boxes are great for displaying seasonal decorations. You can incorporate themes into your window boxes adding autumn flowering plants. Combine ivy, pansies and marigolds to provide colourful foliage. Get into the festive spirit by adding in some dwarf Japanese blood grass. You can continue the festive theme by adding small pumpkins and Halloween decorations. Or go with a more traditional harvest style theme with scarecrows, corn husks, wheat and barley grasses.
Creepy containers and planters
Filling planters with ornamental grasses, orange chrysanthemums and glowing gourds will add additional interest to your garden. With flowers such as red daisies, marigolds and begonias, your pots and planters will be spooky show stoppers. Get inventive to entice families in search of sweet treats into your garden and provide a fiendishly floral experience. Pumpkins make fantastic festive planters and hanging baskets.
Frightful flower displays
Late flowering perennials such as sedum (autumn joy) are a great addition to the autumn garden. Flowering from August to October, leading to warm copper foliage into late autumn, sedum display large heads of pink flowers. Combine sedum with ornamental grasses, late flowering sunflowers, orange gerberas and aster. Add some spooky Halloween decorations in the flowerbed to create a unique festive garden border.
Get creative with Halloween floral themes
Halloween is now becoming as popular in the UK as it is in America. We are starting to see some decorative and spooky haunted houses lining our streets. I love to see all the different decorations and ideas that people decorate their houses with. Natural wreaths and garlands hanging on the front door offer a welcoming invite into your home. Wreaths are a fun way to get the kids involved in creating decorations made from plants in the garden.