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Time for Pumpkins!

The first weekend in October is like a mini-holiday for me!  It usually marks the family's annual trip to the local pumpkin patch where we will search for the most unique, odd, quirky or just simply stunning pumpkin.  We like all shapes, sizes and colors.... the more character the better.  (Kind of like friends.)  We'll load our gourd treasure in wheelbarrows and stuff them in the trunk and then round up Finn, who has made an instant friend and escaped for one more ride on ...

Early Spring Containers

I love early spring containers, especially those with tulips.  It's Fall's gift to Spring.  When it's too early to plant tender annuals for fear of winters last touch of frost, you can still marvel at the beauty of delicate tulips, daffodils (narcissus) and pansies.  Plant your favorite tulip bulbs and pansies in the fall (usually late November in zone 7) and reap the rewards as spring arrives.  Just make sure they get enough sun while the temps are cool.  Unfortunate...

Repurposed Containers

It's growing season in the greenhouse and many of the seedlings are ready for larger containers. Admittedly, I love clay pots for the greenhouse, but I also love repurposing containers. While old pails and metal buckets are easy to consider as the next flower pot, you might not be looking in your pantry for repurposed containers. These tins planted with coleus and pineapple sage formerly stored my favorite teas. I hated to toss out the pretty tins, so I drilled holes in the bottom and ...

Lush Tropical Containers

As the spring days warm and the fear of frost is over, I immediately start tucking tender plants into pots in hopes of creating a tropical oasis in my backyard. This is one of five identical pots placed around the perimeter of my patio.  A Windmill palm anchors the container. Purple heart, crotons, sweet potato vine and bright orange geraniums serve as "spillers" and "thrillers" and although they are not all tropical they create the perfect tropical look and can take the summer ...