Natural Halloween Decor

natural halloween decor

Photos by Evan Janke

natural halloween decor

Just the thought of my girls in matching black witch costumes complete with wig and hat makes me sweat right through my white cotton shift. I realize it’s bad form to talk about the weather, but you will just need to deal with me — as long as this heat wave continues you’re going to find this girl a little on the cranky side.

These relentless high temperatures have taken the boo out of my mood to decorate for Halloween. Really, how long will a pumpkin last in 90-degree weather?

halloween decor

Black Mondo Grass

A trip to my beloved Terra Sol provided some inspiration to get my Halloween mojo moving. On a mission to buy new brassicas I took a wrong turn gone right, ending up in the shady plant area. There were some really cool black plants that I couldn’t wait to get home and spook up a little.

natural halloween decor

In the back is Euphorbia Blackbird.

From there, it came together quickly. The repotted black plants were mixed in with some store bought pumpkins and I moved in some old string of pearl succulents that ordinarily live by my potting bench in the garden. To finish it off I tucked in some moss-covered branches and LED lit votives.

halloween decor

Heuchera Obsidian

It manages to look pretty and spooky at the same time. I welcome the organic upgrade to our plastic skeleton and fuzzy spider collection. An added bonus (or should I say treat?) is that once Halloween is over I can plug the plants into a shady spot in the garden.

halloween decor pretty

For now, we will just have to stand in front of the fan and pretend it’s a crisp fall feeling in the air. Maybe I should dress up as a whiny Santa Barbaran for Halloween?