Easy Fall Centerpiece Ideas

It is time to start thinking about your fall holiday table and entertaining for Thanksgiving. Here are some ideas below. If you want to see me decorate for the fall season with pumpkins, succulents, and other naturals, come see me at The Baltimore County Cockeysville Library in Maryland, where I will be creating and demonstrating …

Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

An easy centerpiece to whip up for your Thanksgiving table using a leftover pumpkin from Halloween can be done in half an hour. Drying flowers all summer long from my garden gave me ample stock to pick from and I had a bumper crop of dried sunflowers to use. The sliced dried oranges were dried …

Tips For Making Your Carved Pumpkins Last

With Halloween around the corner, pumpkin carving skills need to be honed and executed on the most perfect orange sphere that you can find in the pumpkin patch. If orange isn't your thing, there is a rainbow of colors to choose from. Check out my post on Decorating Pumpkins-Pumpkin Eye Candy. If carving a pumpkin …

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 …