Tag Archives: fall

Decorating for the Fall

26 Nov

fall mantel

Autumn is one season I really enjoy decorating for. I love that I can purchase (for not a lot of money) fresh seasonal produce to decorate with, and that my decorations stay in season for October through Thanksgiving. The past few years I’ve used pumpkins, squash, and pomegranates. I usually pick up various squash from Buy For Less for around .50/lb, mini pumpkins from Aldi for .59 each, and pomegranates from Aldi for 3/$1.

white pumpkin
This year I found the cute little white pumpkins at Walmart in a 3 pack for under $3. I’ve been enjoying these pumpkins on my mantle since the middle of October and they have just a few more days before they get sent to the compost. I added the pomegranates a few weeks ago and if they don’t go bad I’ll keep them up through February since they’re a perfect Valentine’s decoration.pomegranatesHappy Thanksgiving!

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September’s Garden

17 Sep

The garden had some rough patches this summer with the heat, and the zucchini hardly had a chance with the vine borers and squash bugs. But here we are in September, and the plants that are still alive are doing quite well. The tomato plants are doing the best, and it looks like we’ll probably get a second crop! I did find probably a 3in long tomato hornworm on one of the plants (I should’ve taken a picture but I was too grossed out and didn’t think to) just munching away. He took a nice sudsy bath in a bowl of soapy water. Ick!

The weather has been gorgeous the past two weekends, so I got out and got some fall veggies planted (various lettuce, spinach, carrots, fava beans, peas, turnips, and endive). I haven’t ever done a fall garden and I realize some of these are going into the ground a bit late, but we’ll just see what happens.

Nate also got a fall corn patch planted.

I’d still like to pick up some garlic and onions to add to my fall garden. And I’m wondering when this watermelon will be ready?

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