Category Archive for: ‘Halloween’

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60+ Ways to Carve a Pumpkin

It’s pumpkin season! Why is that so exciting to me? Because the pumpkin is the ultimate creative muse for the season. I absolutely loved carving pumpkins for Halloween when I was a young Trick-or-Treater. From the gooey feel of the pumpkin guts to the toothy grin that glowed from candlelight, it was pure fall crafting heaven. Please join me on …

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Celebrate Halloween with Quirky Garden Projects Made from Nature that Keep You (and the Earth) Healthy

Halloween isn’t just for ghouls and goblins. Gardeners have plenty to keep us busy as well. I like to celebrate Halloween each year with some quirky garden projects instead of plastic skeletons, flashing lights, and lawn inflatables. I think that nature has its place in all the holidays and you can certainly get your garden therapy without creating extra waste …

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How to plant garlic outdoors in the fall garden. Garlic gets planted before the first frost of the year and overwinters in the garden.

Protect Your Garden from Vampires: How to Grow Garlic

As we get ready for Halloween, now’s the perfect time to think about naturally vampire-proofing your garden, which means it’s time to grow garlic! Planting garlic around the perimeter will protect your veggie beds from getting trampled by nighttime intruders who vant to suck your bloooood. In all seriousness, it’s a good reminder to plant garlic when you start thinking about …

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Tips And Ideas On Making Carved Pumkins Last

How to Make Planted Pumpkins Last

Planted pumpkins make festive fall containers for autumn flowers with stunning arrangements set off by vibrant colors. They are simple to make and worth the wow factor, as long as you can keep them looking fresh for more than a week. As much as these planted pumpkins make for gorgeous decor, nobody likes a moldy pumpkin arrangement!  So, what can …

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Groovy Pumpkin Planter

Groovy Pumpkin Planter

Elegant displays of ornately carved pumpkins are great, but I like to have a little fun with my pumpkins now and then! Whether you decide to make just one or a whole family of them, these cheery pumpkin planters will really brighten up your yard or patio for fall. One great thing about this project is that the funnest part—making …

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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 try mini gardening ever since I read Janit Calvo’s amazing book Gardening in Miniature. I am …

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