Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Go ahead, buy one . . .

Although I haven't carved a pumpkin for several years, that doesn't mean I can't browse the pumpkin patch with the best of them.

Alas, I can't take credit for thinking up how a small pumpkin could become a vase. A flower merchant at my local Farmers' Market thought it up. I regularly buy fresh flowers there, but rarely do I buy an "arrangement." When I saw this, however, I was too enchanted to pass it up.

In case you have a hankering to buy a field pumpkin but don't really want to carve a jack-o-lantern, this could be a great idea. A sturdy plastic bag filled with sufficient water to cover the stems, then rubber-banded around the flowers and stuffed into the cavity of the hollowed-out pumpkin is all it takes.

My perky little seasonal greeting is a smile producer. Unfortunately, today is its last day because live flowers fade and wither--but then, don't we all.

Happy Fall.

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