Pumpkin Recipes

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It’s fall and that means pumpkins!  Pumpkin patches, pumpkin festivals, and pumpkins at the nursery and grocery store. We all know pumpkins are great for carving, but with all of the choices available, which is the best choice for creating all those great recipes that are pumpkin inspired? If you want to make a recipe using… 

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Using Ladders in the Garden

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Last spring, one of the local antique shops in town was closing it’s doors.  A half price sale was all I needed to head down and take a look.  This little ladder with the painted, screwed on box, was obviously destined to be used in the bathroom, but not quite my style. But, at 10 dollars… 

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A Round Up of Fall Garden Tips

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The anticipation of a new spring garden has past.  We’ve survived the hot summer, endless watering, weeding, and fighting mosquitoes.  Think it’s time to hang up your garden hat and tools?  Think again. For some of us we have just gotten our second wind. Planting fall perennials, starting a compost pile, pruning, mulching, and getting… 

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Mailbox Planters

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I’ve been looking for one of those large old mailboxes for quite a while.  I was leaving a local junk store, when a friend who has a booth there was unloading her car from a recent estate sale.  I spotted it!  This old black mailbox!  And what a bargain, only $5.00. I grabbed it up, loaded… 

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Pruning Lavender Plants

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Several years ago I had three large beautiful lavenders that gifted me with a bowl full of lavender buds to use in the products I make.  They were about 3 or 4 years old and I had never pruned them.  Since I didn’t know how to prune, I thought it was better to just leave… 

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Planting the Fall Garden

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Every spring I wait in anticipation for the ground to become warm enough to plant.  I water and fertilize all summer, and by August, most of my flowers have suffered under the hot summer sun.  Tired of pulling weeds, and fighting off the mosquitos, I’m embarrassed to say, my flowers are looking pretty pitiful.  But then comes fall.  When parts of… 

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Bicycles in the Garden

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I have this old black bicycle that has been moved everywhere.  That’s not an easy feat considering the tires are flat and rotted!  I paid $15.00 for the bicycle, and it has been painted two or three colors.  I believe it’s current home under the pine tree at the side of my driveway will be… 

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Dividing Peony Plants in September

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I have a large peony plant in my perennial garden that blooms big white flowers every May, usually around Mother’s Day.  They are great to bring in for a bouquet and help make the room they are in smell wonderful!   Since peonies do best when planted in full sun, this peony, under a pine tree,… 

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Must Haves For a Flea Market Garden

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I don’t apologize for liking junk, and yes, I do brake for junk on the side of the road!  What makes us like certain things?  I liked junk before junking was cool.  Magazines with well manicured lawns, and perfectly planned gardens are thrown to the side while I grab the latest Flea Market Garden to… 

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Words to Live By

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I love inspirational quotes and have a pinterest board dedicated to them.  My friend Candi is a wonderful photographer and will often send me pictures of her garden.  I thought this butterfly deserved a quote to represent it’s beauty.