If you know me, even from my blog, you've probably figured out that I'm a fan of easy and, better yet, easy and inexpensive. That's why I love decorating my window boxes in the fall. A bale of straw -- less than $2 -- and a few pumpkins, and I'm done. Easy and way cheaper than buying potting soil and annuals! This lasts until Thanksgiving. Then I pull out the straw and use it to mulch the garden. In December, I fill the window boxes with evergreen branches, which I leave in until February.