Bountiful Fall Bouquets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kris Law

Autumn gardens are filled with the makings for bouquets and arrangements that can be placed outside or, when it turns cooler and the holidays approach, brought inside for a centerpiece. Try an arrangement with the following late-blooming flowers, vegetables, berries, fruits, and leaves:

Flowers

Sunflowers, asters, dahlias, zinnias, hydrangeas, September flower, sage, autumn bugbane

Vegetables and herbs

Pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, peppers, winter wheat, dill, sage

Berries and fruits

Cranberries, beautyberries, nandina, baneberries, porcelain berries, crabapples, blue cohosh berries, apples, pomegranates, mandarin oranges

Leaves

Colorful leaves from trees such as maple, oak, and magnolia; bushes such as viburnum and burning bush; or vines such as grape leaves and porcelain vine Hollow out the pumpkins, gourds, apples, peppers, or squash to create a natural vase for the other items, or cradle the goods in a basket or bowl. You can create a more formal arrangement by using only one type of flower, or combine different flowers, berries, and leaves to create a mixed bouquet in the spirit of the bountiful fall season.

October Holiday Idea

By Stefani Leto, Windowbox.com Pity the average Jack o’Lantern. Carved up, lit from the inside, and bald. That’s right, no hair on top. Without resorting to celebrity-endorsed hair restoration products, you can grow a gorgeous head of hair for your personal pumpkin. Following the usual procedure, after opening the top, remove the inside “goop” and scrape the sides. Now, poke some generous holes in the bottom – at least as big around as a pencil. Depending on how long you want your Jack to last, you can either use an ordinary grocery plastic bag to line it or not. If you want to carve a face all the way through, just realize the holes will show brown, not light. Put potting soil inside the pumpkin and moisten it. Into the top, arrange some nicely rooted long ivy cuttings. If you do this two weeks before the end of the month, tresses will greet trick-or-treaters.

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