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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Posted by Sarah on November 11th 2017 in
Some plants aren’t as tough as others.This can be a grim fact to face for northern gardeners.We invest our sweat, lower backs and money into certain plants only to see them crumple and die by the cold hands of our Minnesota winter.Our topsy-turvy winters dish out unpredictable snow cover.Weaker plants that aren’t given added protection and do not have a substantial layer of snow pack can succumb to the frost,…
Posted by Sarah on November 9th 2017 in
Delightfully scented, that is. This pre-holiday season, late fall is known as one of the more aromatic times of the year. Indoors, scents such as cinnamon baking and rosemary roasting make you feel all cozy and warm inside. The outdoor decorating pieces each are uniquely fragrant. Juniper and the pines tingle your nose, eucalyptus and cedar are rich with nasal opening side effects. It’s all so exciting to breeze by, handle and…
Posted by Sarah on October 31st 2017 in
Fall is quickly turning to winter in Minnesota, so it’s time to think about what to do with the beautiful ceramic containers that served you so well over the spring, summer, and fall. Sunnyside Gardens recommends that you DO NOT leave them out over the winter. If you must keep them out because of size, we suggest you try to remove all the soil, and keep them as dry as…
Posted by Sarah on October 25th 2017 in
Did you know now is the perfect time to get fresh tree tops in place, before the cold really hits? For one thing, it’s a lot more pleasant to be out designing your pots when it’s 50 degrees, instead of 5! Tree tops can also be a lovely backdrop to an autumnal arrangement – no need to break out the decorative balls and winter berries yet. Mix in some magnolia,…
Posted by Sarah on October 19th 2017 in
Before you start to worry about whether or not your roses need winter protection, check to see if they are a Zone 3-4 hardy variety. There are many different series of rose cultivars developed both in Canada and the northern US that can make it through the winter without help from us. If you are unsure, check out this list from the University of Minnesota Extension Office: https://goo.gl/sgwSb7. If you…
Posted by Sarah on October 17th 2017 in
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…