Lasagna Bulb Pots Class and our Facebook ‘Photo of the Week’

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Happy Friday Friends!

Our thanks to everyone who came out for Marcy’s lasagna bulb pot class last week. It looks like a fun time was had by all. And remember, if you missed the class, we are happy to help you create your own lasagna pot anytime. Just come in and ask.

October seems to have gone by in a flash. It’s hard to believe that Halloween is just next week. As you can see, it’s been getting positively ghoulish around here. Deb and Ginger created this spooky pumpkin pole.

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If you drop by on Halloween, you’ll get to see our ‘Bad Hair Day‘ and vote for your favorite costume. Our employees are busily planning their costumes and the competition will be fierce! We will of course have some slimy but tasty treats for kids who come in costume. We can’t tell you what they will be, it’s a secret!

There were some really great photos posted to our Facebook wall this week. After some deliberation, we went with Betsy D. Sauther’s mushroom photos.

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Such gorgeous fungi! Where did you find these amazing mushrooms Betsy?

Thanks to everyone who participated, please keep posting- we are all enjoying your pictures.

You could win next week! To enter, just visit our Facebook page and post some garden pics!

Happy Haunting!

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Painting Pumpkins and our Facebook “Photo of the Week”

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It’s no secret that we really have fun with Halloween here at the Garden Spot. Just one look at our cheerful pumpkin signs outside the store, and you can see our Halloween ‘spirit’. (yes that pun was totally intended) This week on our blog we shared how to grow garlic for those of you who need some help repelling vampires and other beasties this Halloween.

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Another time-honored safeguard is the jack-o-lantern. A tradition that originated in Ireland and Scotland, carved turnips or potatoes were placed in windows or near doors to frighten away evil spirits. (Read more here) We got into the spirit of things this week, and painted up some pumpkins to ‘guard’ our nursery this month.

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It’s quite a creative crew here at the Spot, and as you can see we decided to go glam with some of our pumpkins.

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Everyone had a great time with this, and we hope to make this a new tradition and paint more pumpkins next year. What about you and your family? What sort of Halloween traditions do you enjoy?

This week we had some ghoul-ish-ly gorgeous photos posted on our Facebook page. This week’s winner is Krys Kirkwood.

voodoo lilyWe couldn’t resist this sinister, lush purple Voodoo Lily. Very much in the spirit of October, nicely done Krys!

You could be the winner next week. To enter, just post your favorite garden pictures to our Facebook page. Happy Haunting!