Pages

Monday, 6 October 2008

The Secret To Shiney Pumpkins !

I bet this is no secret to most of you guys who love decorating with pumpkins. I'm probably the last one to discover this .. vegetable oil in spray (easy way) or just plain oil on a paper towel. I was so lazy I only did it on the side that is showing (which I will fix later since this keeps them fresh longer) .. they almost look fake the way they shine right ? I am too happy to find this out though .. what a big kid I am : )

My green Sunfire is also known as the "plant mobile" .. although hunting has slowed down quite a bit now .. I did plant a new heuchera on Saturday .. "Harvest Silver" .. on sale for $3.25 from $12 ... who could pass that up ?
I am holding back on the Halloween decor until we get Thanksgiving over with. Just easier for me to keep my head wrapped around the right events and when they happen. We went "hunting" for a turkey today and wow .. the prices shot up like crazy this year .. are they going to blame the cost of crude oil for that one TOO ????

9 comments:

cindee said...

Your porch looks very pretty and inviting!!!(-: I didn't know that about the pumpkins either(-:

GardenJoy4Me said...

Cindee .. then I wasn't the only one that didn't know this trick ? now I feel better, thanks girl !

Water Roots said...

Count me in... I didn't know either about the oil! But it is nice to know because (from your pictures) it looks like it works like a charm; your pumpkins are gorgeous the way they shine.

Your front porch looks so autumn(y). I can't wait to see what it will look like when you get the Halloween decorations up. After Thanksgiving, eh? Coming soon...LOL...

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

Working with these pumpkins must be like wrestling a greased pig!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Jim .. LOL ! .. I haven't thought of it that way .. but yup ! can be tricky .. but I had a firm grasp on the situation ? : )

Hi WR .. Thanks ! .. yes, I thought I'd get that out of the way and roll up my sleeves to work on Halloween then ? ; )

Anonymous said...

Not that you want to hear about Easter before Halloween is over with, but you can also LIGHTLY coat Easter eggs to give them a glow. Your pumpkins look great!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Dear Anonymous .. Thank you ! .. and we used to shine up our coloured Easter eggs with bacon fat believe it or not .. I don't know which was better .. the smell of Easter chocolate or that darn bacon fat ? hahaha

Andrea said...

ohhhh decorative! I'm sorry. I'm such a slacker. I havn't been around to comment and I'm kicking myself! D:

GardenJoy4Me said...

Andrea ... don't be silly girl ! You have had one heck of a busy time to deal with all that has gone on and settling in to your new home .. now I have to drag all the Halloween stuff out .. BIG sigh ! LOL