Thursday, October 7, 2010

southern pumpkins

As I've mentioned a million times, I LOVE decorating for all seasons and holidays. Southern Living featured some adorable pumpkin centerpieces in their latest issue, so I decided to give it a whirl to add a touch of fall to our home.

Start with a pumpkin (or two!), and a few plants. SL featured a fairytale pumpkin, but I wasn't getting that fancy for my first try. So I just picked up whatever was at the Home Depot, while I was getting the flowers. For flowers, I did a mix of pansies and violas and rosemary.

After scooping out the pumpkin interior, line it with a plastic bag or tin foil (note: this is important, so don't skip this step!). Then, fill with potting soil, and plant the arrangement you prefer.

And voila! I made a few extras to give away, but there is one sitting on my front porch.

Warning: These are only supposed to last about a week, unfortunately. Then re-pot the plants in another container. And I'm not sure you should water them much...I learned this the hard way when one of my pumpkins fell apart on my kitchen table. Oops.


carolineo said...

I wanted to try that too!!

Ashley said...

SO cute!