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7 Fun & Natural Autumn Decor Ideas

Gourds, twigs, apples, acorns -- the harvest season is here. But put your wallet away. Ditch the store-bought hangings, artificially scented candles, and plastic maple wreaths. There are cheaper, more…

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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 fo…

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5 Alternative Vegetable Jack-o’-Lanterns

The tradition of the Jack-o'-Lantern stems from England, Ireland and Scotland, where ghostly flickering lights, a natural phenomenon known as “ignis fatuus” or “fool’s fire” that might be seen i…

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4 Natural DIY Holiday Decorations

It's that time of year! We're all getting ready to deck the halls with holiday decor. If you're trying to have a more eco-friendly holiday, you probably want to forgo the cheap plastic and paper dec…

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Winter Squash and Pumpkin: Part of the Gourd Family

With Halloween around the corner, it's time for pumpkins and winter varieties of squash. Both the pumpkin and the squash are members of the gourd family or the Cucurbitaceae family. While we often …

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