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As of late we’re visiting with Cherry Ong in Richmond, British Columbia.

Fall is the time to near the lawn, and it sort of feels like making crowned pumpkins has grow to be a convention for me. Listed here are this yr’s home made Thanksgiving items. (I stored two for myself!)

green-grey pumpkin topped with various green succulentsA pumpkin crowned with succulent cuttings from the lawn

light green pumpkin topped with dark burgundy succulentsThe number of textures and hues of succulent leaves makes a phenomenal association.

hydrangea flowerhead between two white succulent-topped pumpkinsA dried hydrangea flowerhead provides to the show.

small white pumpkin topped with nuts in shells, pinecones, and succulentsI attempted one thing other this yr. A few of these pumpkins are crowned with combined nuts, pine cones, silver bell eucalyptus, and strawflowers. Those who have succulents require weekly watering, however those who don’t require even much less repairs.

another small white pumpkin topped with mixed nuts and white strawflowers

White strawflowers (Bracteantha bracteata, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) are from the summer time lawn. Glad Thanksgiving to all!

uniquely shaped and colored squash topped with colorful succulentsThis season introduced a large number of Turk’s turban squash to the nursery. Those are brightly coloured, sexy gourds measuring as much as 10 inches (24 centimeters) throughout. They’re very good for baking and stuffing however also are shocking in fall presentations as ornamental gourds, so I made loads of what I’ve dubbed “fairy crown” pumpkins. This very outdated selection has been in cultivation since earlier than the 1800s. In contrast to the vintage succulent-topped pumpkins, those are embellished from the ground aspect to turn their fascinating form and hues.

close up of Turks Turban Squash topped with green and pink succulentsIt’s been somewhat a laugh growing them, and much more a laugh giving them away. Succulents are from the lawn.

pumpkin arrangement with dahlias and berriesThis can be a pumpkin tulipiere. I noticed the undertaking on Martha Stewart and concept I’d take a look at it this season given all of the beautiful pumpkins. The plant life and berries are all from the lawn.

another version of the above pumpkin arrangement with dahlia stems cut shorterI sought after to make the model airier like a tulipiere, so I modified it to singular dahlia stems. My circle of relatives stated it was once is simply too spindly, even though, so I lower the plant life shorter to make this model and added beautyberries from the lawn once more.

process of building pumpkin arrangement, holes being drilled into pumpkinsRight here’s a procedure shot that presentations the drilled holes for the dahlia stems to move in.


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