Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

Groovy Pumpkin Planter

Groovy Pumpkin Planter

Kid-friendly Halloween decorating goes out to the garden! This groovy planter has all the silly features that make kids smile: crazy hair, buggy eyes, and a crooked grin. Making a pumpkin planter with a face is as simple as carving the pumpkin, filling with soil and planting it. See how to make Jack-o-Planterns here. Worried they will turn mushy and moldy …

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Halloween Mini Garden

Halloween Miniature Garden

What better time than Halloween is there to be creative in the garden? I decided to take a stab at my very first miniature garden design to celebrate the spookiest eve with skeletons, tombstones, and (of course) a miniature pumpkin patch! I’ve been wanting to take a stab at mini gardening ever since I read Janit Calvo’s amazing book, Gardening in …

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White Owl Pumpkin Planter

Hooty the Owl Pumpkin

This owl pumpkin is an easy way to add a unique spin to your Halloween or fall decor. This year I was playing a bit more with different designs for Jack-o-Planterns and I’m happy with how this one turned out. The white pumpkin seemed to beg to become something elegant, a owl no less! The white owl pumpkin planter was inspired by …

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Plant Garlic In The Fall And Harvest It Next Summer

Protect Your Garden from Vampires: How to Grow Garlic

As we get ready for Halloween, it’s the perfect time to think about how you can naturally vampire-proof your garden. Planting garlic around the perimeter will protect your veggie beds from getting tramped in the night while they vant to suck your bloooood. In all seriousness, it’s a good reminder to plant garlic when you start thinking about Halloween, at …

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Tips And Ideas On Making Carved Pumkins Last

How to Make Planted Pumpkins Last!

Pumpkins make festive fall containers for autumn flowers with stunning arrangements set off by vibrant colours. Colours like green and grey and black. What? You thought I would write “orange”? Of course, pumpkins start off orange, but once you carve them into planters they will start to mold and morph into my previously mentioned colour palette. What can you do …

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Getting Kids Interested In The Garden Through Engaging Thier Sense Of Sight Smell Taste Hearing And Touch. Lots Of Ideas On Getting Them Outside

Garden Play: Using the Senses

I have worked with kids in the garden for quite a while now and if there is one thing that is universally appealing to all children outdoors, it is the desire to play. I don’t mean an organized game of tag, but instead a lighthearted, playful approach to the garden. Some children are at home up to their elbows in the …

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