Decorated Pumpkin with Pods, Berries, and Drieds

Here is an update on my post Succulent Pumpkins for the Fall at http://thegardendiaries.blog/2013/10/23/succulent-pumpkins-for-the-fall/ using a white pumpkin. There are so many unusual pumpkins on the market today that I wanted to see how this color would work and I really liked it! I used more pods, added fresh variegated holly, winterberry, green amaranthus, and dried burgundy cockscomb …

Here’s the Dirt on Composting

Composting Options Every serious and not no serious gardener should make room for either an open compost pile or enclosed contained composter in their backyard, patio, or balcony. Composting is a sustainable and environmental method way of gardening that is becoming more of a lifestyle choice. I keep a green enclosed plastic container with a charcoal filter on top, underneath my sink. When …

Scarecrow on Duty-The Fun of Creating a ‘Scarey’ Scarecrow

Scarecrows are fun to create from found materials in all shapes, sizes, and materials! Fabricated from a left over metal trash can and dryer vent pipe, and sheet metal findings from a house installation, my scarecrow was a fixture in my garden. When a recent blog posting of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announcing a scarecrow contest hit my computer, I was …