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Halloween Planter Ideas

One trip to the dollar store and it's very easy to add scary to your indoor and outdoor gardening. So, yes, I keep a box of plastic Halloween body parts in the basement. You never know when you'll need a... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo 2011: Fettuccine Afraido! A perfect kid dish!

We're huddled in the house with the lights off because there are toooooo many trick or treaters! And they're BIG! So I thought I'd make one more of Allison Rivers Samson's VeganizeIt! dishes from VegNews magazine. Luckily the kitchen is... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo 2011: Ghoulish Sheperd’s Pie

Ok, so I'm on a ghost roll. I love Halloween and just couldn't come up with any other ideas for the mashed potatoes on Allison Rivers Samson's Shepherd Pie recipe printed in her award-winning VeganizeIt! column in VegNews magazine. Of... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo 2011: Creepy Halloween Martinis

When I was  initially toying with the idea of Halloween martinis, it seemed overwhelming. There were too many various combination of ingredients possible and where would I find the time to test them all? Unlike trying various ingredients in food,... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo 2011: Spooky French Onion Soup!

EZ Comfort Food for Tired Wenches This recipe is by Allison Rivers Samson and printed in her award-winning VeganizeIt! column in VegNews magazine. Because this recipe is still currently in print—in fact, it's from the Sept/Oct issue—I can't reprint the... Continue Reading →

Halloween Projects: Gothic Gardening with Black Petunias

If you're in a warm enough zone, having black petunias in your porch planters can create just the right Gothic look that's interesting yet not too threatening. If I didn't live in zone 5, you bet I'd be planting these... Continue Reading →

Halloween Projects: Gothic Gardening with Spooky Wire Topiary Forms

I love love love Halloween and cackled with delight when I saw Glamos' skeleton topiary form at the Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago this year. But you'll need to start earlier than I did if you want some creepy... Continue Reading →

Halloween Projects: Gothic Gardening with Skeleton Flamingos

The classic (yes, I said classic) pink flamingo gets a new twist for Halloween as Skel-a-flamingos from Pink Inc. You can order these online direct from the manufacturer and they're a very affordable way to incorporate Halloween into your garden.... Continue Reading →

Halloween Project: Creating a TERROR-arium from an H. Potter Wardian Case.

Have you ever walked across a marsh, up a seemingly innocuous grassy knoll under a big gnarly tree, then noticed you're standing in the middle of an ancient cemetery? Then the sky darkened and clouds started tumbling and suddenly, the... Continue Reading →

Halloween Project: Dusty Bones Container Planting

This little project started out as a challenge to salvage the reputation of Dusty Miller, the plant that garners disdain from many professional garden designers. After pondering the shape and texture of Dusty Miller for over a month, I realized... Continue Reading →

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