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Pumpkin Succulent Care & Propagation

The perfect autumn centerpiece is here! These Pumpkin Succulent Gardens will add beauty to all of your fall celebrations, but the best part may be that the succulents can last much longer. With proper care, you can replant these little beauties and enjoy them for months, if not longer. First, you must mist the Pumpkin Succulent Garden daily with clean water. The succulent roots will begin growing into the moss, and eventually into the pumpkin itself as the shell softens.…

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How to “Carve” Specialty Pumpkins and Gourds

Posted by on October 17th 2017 in blog

With their thick, tough outer shells, specialty pumpkins and gourds can be so much tougher to carve than a traditional jack o’lantern pumpkin. But they would look so cool glowing from within! Power tools to the rescue! Materials: 1. Pumpkins and gourds 2. Power drill 3. Different sizes of drill bits 4. Pumpkin carving knife and scoop 5. Votive candle or battery operated votive Method: 1. Choose your pumpkins and…

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How to Prepare Trees for Winter

Posted by on October 12th 2017 in blog

Winters in Minnesota are not only hard on humans, they are tough on plants, too. Even fully hardy plants can be affected by a variety of stressors during the winter. However, there are steps we can take to keep our plants happy and healthy. One of the main causes of winter damage to trees and shrubs is called sun scald. This happens when the sun warms up the bark or…

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DIY Succulent Pumpkin Garden

Posted by on October 11th 2017 in blog

Create a beautiful fall centerpiece with a pumpkin, squash, or gourd of your choice and some succulent clippings! Materials: Pumpkin, squash, or gourd Hot glue gun and glue Moss Succulent clippings or plugs Method: Remove or clip the stem, if you’d like. Attach the moss to the top of the pumpkin using a bit of hot glue.  Select succulents with varying colors, shapes, and heights. Cut bits of succulents and hot…

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The Pumpkin Derby!

Posted by on October 11th 2017 in blog, News

Come one, come all! The 9th Annual Sunnyside Gardens Pumpkin Derby is this coming Saturday, October 14th. Join us in celebrating the fun of fall with food, candy, crafts for the kids, and, of course, the big event, which starts at 11:00 am. There will be three one-of-a-kind trophies awarded: Most Creative Derby Pumpkin, Furthest Distance Derby Run, and Shortest Distance Derby Run. Anyone can watch the Derby, but here’s…

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Fantastic Pumpkin Varieties

Posted by on October 10th 2017 in blog

There are countless varieties of pumpkins and winter squash in this big, beautiful world. Here are just a few of the varieties we have this season at Sunnyside Gardens. Most can be used for much more than just decorating. American Tondo – This is a very beautiful pumpkin variety with green and yellow stripes. The flesh is similar in flavor to a butternut squash. Lumina – With a thin skin…

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How dandelions behave going into winter & other famous perennial weeds.

Posted by on October 3rd 2017 in News

Like all living things that overwinter in MN, fall is the time to start preparing to be isolated from warmth and sun. Squirrels are busy as can be packing away acorns and building winter shelters.  Evergreens are slurping in as much water as you can give them so that they can photosynthesize all winter long. Perennial plants will take up oodles of nutrients to ensure strong viable roots to start…

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