Ten Great Ideas For Decorating With Gourds

If you’re like me, every October, when those big boxes of ornamental gourds land at the grocery, your mind whirls with possibilities. The cute little shapes seem to embody the essence of fall. The problem is that once you get them home, the gourds seem a bit lacking. Sure, you can toss them in a bowl. But, if you really want to get creative, decorating with gourds requires some added seasonal ingredients. Continue reading

Why Leaves Change Color and Other Fall Facts

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

-Albert Camus

I like to think of fall from an Alice In Wonderland perspective. That is, autumn is a time when we shrink in proportion to our gardens while the leaves ‘bloom’ above us.  And each year, nature unveils new surprises, dazzling us with colors and combinations so daring as to leave little doubt as to her ability to create designs far superior to our own. Continue reading