Look Where My Pumpkins Popped Up!!

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Okay, this post title makes me giggle!  I have tried for eight years to grow pumpkins in my backyard.  Every year yields big leaves and no pumpkins.  A few years ago our  neighbors sneaked into our yard while we were out and “planted” full size pumpkins in my pumpkin patch!  It was the cutest, most original surprise! Here’s a peak at the ONLY pumpkin I have grown: this is full size!

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I have tried growing them here in a raised bed:

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I tried raising them in steel tubs:

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And, where do they end up growing. In the front yard, near the front porch behind a large rock. Like they were hiding from me or taunting me.  So how did they get here, 25 yards from prior patches?  Well after Thanksgiving,  I missed the garbage truck and I had rotting pumpkins  to hide minutes before an annual Couples Christmas Cocktail Party. So, I stashed the rotting pumpkins behind the rock. And, here is my new pumpkin patch:

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Plants: Real or Fake ?

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HI everyone-

I’m talking about plants!  I had an epiphany of sorts over my proliferation of  fake greenery. It was taking over my house. And, guess what loves fake plants- dust!   We had our annual neighborhood garage sale last weekend and I decided to use the sale as an opportunity get rid of most of my greenery.   Here’s what my garage looked like a week ago:

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Well, I found out after 6 hours of watching people pick over my “treasures” that I am not the only one who is over fake plants!  Goodwill is bursting at the seams this week with stuff from our neighborhood! Ha!  So here is what I am loving at my house now: real plants!

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And, no you are not seeing double.  I bought one of the wood  plant stands at a farmer’s market and then made my own for almost nothing.  Here is the post on how easy it was to make my own.  Real or Fake?

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