Week 30 – Festive patios for Fall

David grabbed a shot of all the apprentices in the corn stalks.

It was a fun day in the garden at Rob’s today.  We had almost all of the apprentices there.

We’ve had a couple of snows and some of the color in the garden is going away.  It’s that time of year we can use our “harvest” to put some color back on the patio.  We used hay bales, gourds; orange, white (ghost pumpkins) and warty pumpkins; corn stalks, and some great cool weather plants like kale, and different colored mums.  And last but not least, the winter hardy pansies that will withstand a little bit of snow and still be beautiful.

I especially liked the obelisk that was filled with gourds, pumpkins and some indian corn.  It makes a great centerpiece for your design.

We also showed what you can do with pumpkins.  Heather used push pins and embroidery thread to create spider webs on some small gourds and used ribbon and push pins on some small pumpkins.  I took a pumpkin and drilled holes in it and made a design so you can put your light in the pumpkin and it looks like a lantern.  These look cool lining a walk or any of these would be great to use indoors for table or party decorations.

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Happy Gardening!!

To see all these creations, please visit this week’s segment: http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=360438


About pbodwell

Master Gardener; Nat'l Award Winning Photographer; Garden Writer; Artist - art books, print maker, hot glass, wire jewelry designer; sometime quilter; new homesteader; bee keeper; very crafty; Baseball fan, enthusiast, and researcher; all things vintage
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