Now that the holiday season is getting into full swing. You might want to take some of those Halloween decorations and start preparing for the big holiday feast Thanksgiving. Time sure flies by and now it's time to get ready to spend quality time with family that you have not seen for a while and friends that make the holidays so fun. Here are a few ideas that will make your Thanksgiving garden landscape bursting with holiday color…Read More

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October 16, 2006

Getting ready for Halloween

Now that Halloween is just around the corner and you are  ready to start putting up all of your decorations. You might want to think about using some simple items around your home and garden to create Halloween decorations. Things like pumpkins and squash from your vegetable garden. With a little imagination can create a beautiful Halloween display. Also autumn leaves or straw can help in making a [halloween display] or a scary scarecrow for your front yard. Now you might not be able to get out of puchasing that Superman,Batman or Wonder Woman costume. But using items from your garden landscape will help add to that creepy Halloween atmosphere that you want to create to start off the holiday season.

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One of the joys of the fall season arriving is getting to enjoy the upcoming holidays, such as Halloween. Without a doubt one of the most cherished rituals surrounding Halloween is carving pumpkins to make Jack-o-Lanterns for display to the entire neighborhood.

If you are a big Halloween enthusiast you know that the crop of  pumpkins that was grown for this years creepy Halloween celebrations has been stunted by all the rain in the northeast part of the country during the spring and early summer months. This may have caused a shortage of good sized pumpkins for you and your kids to make halloween decorations from.

 

Carving Jack-o-Lanterns was one of the most fun thing i use to do as a young boy. Making goulish faces and cutting out the top of the pumpkin to place a candle in the middle. Then placing your Jack-o-Lantern on a  window sill or out on the front porch to give my house that creepy feeling for halloween.

 

Imagine having a pumpkin that weighs over 1,500 pounds to carve a Jack-o-Lantern out of ? Despite all the rain that fell during the spring and early summer months. Ron Wallace, winner of the 13 annual Rhode Island Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers Champion. Broke the Guinness world record for the heaviest pumpkin grown in the world with a pumpkin weighing 1,502 pounds.

 

Now you may not need a pumpkin that large to decorate your Halloween landscape. But all of the same principles apply to planting and growing pumpkins. Ron Wallace says "Pumpkin growing is a lot of work and you just have to stick with it"

 

If your ampition is the grow the next great prize winning pumpkin or you just want to grow some pumpkins for your next creepy Halloween party. We have some great tips on how to plant and grow pumpkins for your next Halloween monster mash :)

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September 27, 2006

Landscape design for fall

Fall is one of the most colorful and beautiful times of the year. If you are like me decorating your landscape in the fall can be a very fun project going into the holiday season. There are many types of flowers,trees and bushes that add an abundance of color to your landscape that you can plant during the fall months. You can purchase many varieties of plants, perennial flowers and trees at your local home improvement store. Purchasing these items when they are a good size and ready to plant when you get home will save you time and add color to your landscape immediately. If your are interested in adding more color to your landscape design . Take a look at the tips we have to design your [fall landscape].

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