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A Sophisticated Spin on Halloween Decor

A Sophisticated Spin on Halloween Decor

Although Michelle, editor of Gardenista, no longer needs to decorate her garden for Halloween (her girls are all grown up), she still finds it hard to give up the habit. Here is a last minute idea for decorating with gourds and pumpkins.

Above: Above: More tasteful than the old days, yes, but still satisfying. Suspend a set of 16 assorted dyed gourds from a string; a Dried Gourd Crate is $68 from Terrain.

Above: The gourds range in height from 4 to 8 inches tall; keep them out of direct sunlight.

Above: Also available via wooden crate: assortments of pumpkins and mini pumpkins.

Above: A set of 10 assorted pumpkin and gourds, in sizes ranging from 3 to 9 inches; a Fresh Pumpkin Crate is $68 from Terrain.

If you’re looking to carve a jack-o-lantern, be sure to check out: An Arsenal for the Pumpkin Carver.

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Gardenista is a one-stop sourcebook for cultivated living, a guide to outdoor design and gardening. Helmed by former New York Times columnist Michelle Slatalla, Gardenista features inspiration, garden visits, and advice for all things outdoor living, from patios and peonies, to tables and terraces. Gardens matter, and Gardenista celebrates tomatoes on the fire escape as much as rolling acres of green.


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10:13AM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

Thank you

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10:19PM PDT on Oct 30, 2012


9:14PM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

TY. I love Halloween and decorating for it. I've carved a lot of different types of pumpkins and gourds and I roast the pumpkin seeds.

9:08PM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

I'd rather have old fashioned Halloween myself.

6:15PM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Thanks for the share!

5:49PM PDT on Oct 30, 2012


10:09AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

9:49AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

thank you

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