Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas with Succulents

Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? Celebrating the holidays and creating memories with family and friends is what this time of year is all about. Before you know it, the holiday party invitations will fill your calendar with joy and excitement! Get ahead of the game and start planning your hostess gifts. Save some green and make your own with succulents! These thoughtful little presents will spread holiday cheer and show your hostess that they truly are the mostest.

Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

STEP 1: SUPPLIES FOR YOUR GIFTS

buckets

You will need the following items to complete your hostess gifts:

  • Succulents
  • Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil
  • Small stones or pebbles
  • Mini tin buckets
  • Chalkboard stickers
  • Chalk or Acrylic Paint Pen
  • Glitter bows

STEP 2: DECORATE CHALKBOARD STICKERS

chalkboard stickers

Start with your chalkboard stickers. Write a festive message, phrase, or design for your hostess. You can use the chalk provided with the stickers or you can try an acrylic paint pen for something a little more permanent and bolder.

decorate stickers

Carefully draw on the stickers. If using paint, allow the paint to dry before applying to the container.

holiday DIY

When ready, place your stickers on the tin containers in a center location before you start planting.

decorate container

STEP 3: PLANT YOUR SUCCULENTS

succulents

Now it is time to plant your succulents!

First, add a layer of small stones or pebbles on the bottom of the container. This will help with moisture control. Then, add your Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil, leaving room for your plants.

potting soil

Next, remove your succulents from their container, one at a time. Gently break up the root ball before planting in the soil.

green succulent

Add your plants and top with more soil if needed. We love the bright green color and scalloped edges of these succulent varieties.

succulent

Once your succulents are planted, you can complete your presents with the finishing touches!

planting succulents

STEP 4: ADD FINAL DECORATIONS

bow

A gift wouldn’t be a gift without a glittery bow! In fact, you can bedazzle your design as much as you want!

gift ideas

Give your gift that pop of color or that extra bit of sparkle.

gift with succulents

Your gifts are ready and now its time to celebrate! Plus, using a container with a handle makes this gift easy to transport too.

party gifts

Don’t feel like using succulents? No problem. We have lots of great options of small indoor plants for you to select from in every store location.

gift ideas

To make your gift extra special, top it off with a handy plant tag so your hostess knows exactly how to care for their new plants!

plant tag

These gifts are also great for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and more! Let’s spread the holiday happiness this season with this thoughtful little gift.

Stop by our store nearest you for all your planting needs! Questions? Ask our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals available at all of our store locations!

Easy & Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Bring it on family gatherings, friendly celebrations, and tasty treats! Make your holiday prep and decorating easier with a stunning Thanksgiving centerpiece. Everyone will gobble up the gorgeous colors and luminous metallics. Set the table in style with this festive, DIY craft!

Easy & Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece

STEP 1: SUPPLIES

Gather your supplies before you get started! You will need the following items to complete this easy craft:

terra cotta pottery

  • 4 X Terra cotta pots (size of pot is dependent on size of plant)
  • 4 X Terra cotta saucers (size of saucer is dependent on size of pottery)
  • 4 X Cyclamen plants (or more for larger creations!)

cyclamen plants

  • White paint
  • Gold spray paint
  • Mod Podge®

diy

  • Gold Glitter
  • Sponge Brushes
  • Painter’s tape

paint

  • Stencil letters (check out our template provided below!)

 

STEP 2: STENCIL

  fall stencil

We created an easy stencil for your personal use! Each letter will print to a separate page. All you need to do is print and simply cut out the black area of each letter.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR FALL STENCIL TEMPLATE!

We recommend using an Exact-o knife and ruler for easy cutting. As always, please assist children for their safety. This stencil is set up for our 8in terra cotta pots. You can increase or decrease the size in your print settings. Once the letters are ready, set them aside in a safe place to avoid ripping or wrinkling your stencil.

You can use any stencil of your choice or you can even hand write the letters on your pottery!

 

STEP 3: GOLD

gold pottery

Next, set up your pots and saucers on a protected and covered surface to avoid any paint spills or mishaps! Spray coats of gold paint until the terra cotta is covered, trying not to spray too much in one location or else it will create drip lines.

 

STEP 4: GLITTER

glitter

Once the saucers are dry, apply good layer of Mod Podge® around the exterior and top of the rim of the saucer.

Sprinkle glitter around the saucer to give a good coating and coverage over the glue. We recommend doing this over a large bowl or tray to catch the loose glitter to use on the other saucers.

add glitter

Gently shake off glitter remnants and set aside to dry completely.

 

STEP 5: LETTERS

paint stencil

While the saucers dry and when your pots are dry from being painted, add your “FALL” letters! Secure the stencil with pieces of painter’s tape to protect the gold paint.

Dab a clean sponge brush into white paint and then start filling in the stencil. Work carefully around the edges to create clean lines. Add more layers if needed for a stronger color application.

paint letters

Carefully remove the stencil and tape from your pottery and allow it to dry completely.

 

STEP 6: PLANT & DISPLAY

cyclamen

When your fabulous pots are complete, it is time to add your beautiful plants! Fill each pot with Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil, leaving room for your plants.

Sprinkle in your Calloway’s Premium Flower Food as directed and mix with the soil.

pink cyclamen

Remove your cyclamen from its container and gently break up the root ball. Add your plants to your new pottery and water in thoroughly. We recommend doing this step prior to placing on saucers for the initial watering. Add more potting soil if needed.

thanksgiving centerpiece

You are done! Time to display your Thanksgiving centerpiece! Place on a seasonal table runner or surround with pumpkins or gourds, it is up to you!

fall craft ideas

Let the warmth of the gold and the elegant blooms fill your home with happiness and sparkle!

For more tips on cyclamen care, check out our blog here!

centerpiece ideas

Stop by our store nearest you for your Thanksgiving centerpiece planting needs, pottery, and more!

Questions? Ask one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals available at every store location!

 

Cyclamen plants: How to care for your Cyclamen

Cyclamen plants: How to care for your Cyclamen

Cyclamen is a great choice for planting cool season color. They add perfect color to your flowerbeds and will dazzle in your container gardens, indoors and out! Their long stems and heart-shaped leaves are adorned by soft, yet striking blooms bursting in shades of pinks, reds, whites, and more!

 

How to plant Cyclamen outdoors?

colorful cyclamen

Cyclamen loves the cooler weather that this time of year brings. Planting Cyclamen in your flowerbeds can bring an organized texture to your garden composition.

Cyclamen is versatile outdoors when it comes to light requirements. They do well in shady and sunny locations.

planting cyclamen

Make sure to use proper soil with good drainage like Calloway’s Professional Flower Bed Mix. Cyclamen plants need evenly moist soil conditions.

red cyclamen

Another popular planting option is to add Cyclamen to your container gardens. Plant with Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil for the ideal balance of air and water to foster healthy root growth and maintain proper levels of moisture in your soil.

 

How to plant Cyclamen indoors?

pink cyclamen

Cyclamen makes for a fantastic houseplant. Plant in a fabulous container, but always make sure that there is a good drain hole.

As you would with any container garden, use Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil when planting. Our potting soil is made from the highest quality Canadian sphagnum peat moss, with composted bark fines to create lightness for proper drainage and moisture control.

Give your plant bright, indirect light throughout the day. Place your plants in a bright and cheery location in your home or office.

 

When should you water your Cyclamen plants?

cyclamen care

Proper watering is crucial, but easily manageable with Cyclamen. Only water when the soil is dry to the touch, about an inch below the surface.

Check the soil each time you water and only water your Cyclamen if the soil is dry. Avoid watering the leaves or blooms and focus on the roots in the soil.

 

What can you feed your Cyclamen plants?

red and white cyclamen

Giving your plants the proper nourishment can help your Cyclamen grow happy, colorful, and healthy. Feed your new plantings with Calloway’s Premium Flower Food.

Prior to planting, mix food, as directed, into the soil and water in thoroughly. Our 12-4-8 specialized formula contains the key ingredients to help your blooms stay bold and colorful!

how to care for cyclamen

 

Stop by our store nearest you for all your Cyclamen planting needs! Questions? Ask our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals available at all of our store locations!

 

 

 

ref: thespruce.comgetbusygardening.comgardeningknowhow.com

13 Fall Bulbs to Plant Now for Spring Color

Now is the time to plant your fall bulbs so you can enjoy gorgeous spring color! Learn about the varieties we offer, helpful planting tips, and more!

13 Fall Bulbs to Plant Now for Spring Color

fall bulbs for spring blooms

HOW TO PLANT FALL BULBS FOR SPRING BLOOMS?

Planting fall bulbs isn’t much different than planting your normal color.

bulb planting

STEP 1: DIG

Get your bag of Calloway’s Flower Bed Mix. Loosen and mix up the soil in the planting area. Dig holes for each bulb, keeping the depth twice the width of the bulb. Mix in your plant food before adding new bulbs. Use Jobe’s® Organics® Bulb Food as directed.

STEP 2: DROP

Place bulbs in each hole with pointed end up and cover with more Flower Bed Mix.

STEP 2: WATER

Finally, water in your plants thoroughly.

 

WHAT FALL BULBS SHOULD YOU PLANT NOW FOR SPRING BLOOMS?

fall bulbs

Here are 13 beautiful varieties of fantastic fall bulbs, but be sure to check out all of the bulb selections in our stores now!

 

BEAUTIFUL BLEND FOR SPRING BLOOMS

Come As You Are Blend

come as you are bulbs

Fragrant and beautiful, this bulb blend will bloom a variety of gorgeous shades and textures.

BLOOM TIME: Mid to Late Spring

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun to Partial Shade

HEIGHT: 12-18″

 

BULBS FOR SPRING BLOOMS: TULIPS

Daydream Tulip

daydream tulips

Enjoy large blooms in shades of subtle reds, yellows, and oranges, reminiscent of a sunset with this bulb variety.

BLOOM TIME: Mid Spring

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun

HEIGHT: 20-22″

 

Purple Pride Tulip

purple pride tulips

Fit for royalty, this blooming bulb is the only true purple Darwin hybrid around.

BLOOM TIME: Mid Spring

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun

HEIGHT: 20-24″

 

Pink Impression Tulip

pink impression tulips

A gardening favorite, the classic pink blooms will make an impression in your landscape.

BLOOM TIME: Mid Spring

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun

HEIGHT: 20-22″

 

Red Impression Tulip

red impression tulips

Add vibrant red hues to your garden with the large blooms of the Red Impression Tulip.

BLOOM TIME: Mid Spring

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun

HEIGHT: 20-24″

 

Princess Irene Tulip

princess irene tulips

An excellent choice for cut flowers, this pretty princess produces yellow-orange blooms surrounded with strokes of coral.

BLOOM TIME: Mid Spring

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun

HEIGHT: 12-14″

 

Antoinette® Tulip

antoinette bulbs

Keep your landscape interesting by planting fall bulbs with blooms that change colors like the Antoinette® Tulip.

BLOOM TIME: Late Spring

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun

HEIGHT: 16-18″

 

Catherina Tulip

catherina bulbs

Add class and elegance to your garden with silky and white spring blooms.

BLOOM TIME: Late Spring

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun

HEIGHT: 20-24″

 

Budlight Tulip

budlight bulbs

Also known as lily flowering tulips, plant unique yellow blooms with spouting white tips.

BLOOM TIME: Late Spring

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun

HEIGHT: 20-22″

 

Texas Flame Tulip

texas flame bulbs

Another option for great cut flowers, the colorful red and yellow blooms contains petals similar to a parrot’s feathers.

BLOOM TIME: Late Spring

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun

HEIGHT: 20-24″

 

BULBS FOR SPRING BLOOMS: HYACINTH

Hyacinth Mix

hyacinth

Highly fragrant and extra lovely, this blend of blooms comes in a mix of shades like purples, pinks, and white.

BLOOM TIME: Early to Mid Spring

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun to Partial Shade

HEIGHT: 8-12″

 

BULBS FOR SPRING BLOOMS: DAFFODIL

Dutch Master Daffodil

dutch master

Deer and critter resistant, enjoy the gorgeous yellow blooms in your spring landscape.

BLOOM TIME: Mid Spring

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun to Partial Shade

HEIGHT: 16-18″

 

Mount Hood Daffodil

mount hood

A favorite bulb for dynamic white blooms, this daffodil looks like a shooting start in any landscape.

BLOOM TIME: Mid Spring

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full Sun to Partial Shade

HEIGHT: 14-16″

 

bulbs

Stop by our store nearest you and check out our fall bulbs! Don’t forget to pick up your planting tools, soils, and food.

Questions? Ask one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals available at every store location!

 

 

 

 

ref: vanbloem.com

 

Unicorn Planter: How to Make Yours

Unleash the magic of indoor gardening with your very own Unicorn Planter! Unicorns bring a playful and whimsical quality that enhanced with color and sparkle! Whether Unicorns are your spirit animal, or you simply need some magic in your day, take a break and have some fun making your Unicorn Planter for succulents.

Unicorn Planter: How to Make Yours

STEP 1 – GATHER SUPPLIES:

succulent craft

For your Unicorn creation, you will need the following items:

  1. Succulents
  2. Ceramic Pottery
  3. Pebbles or Stones
  4. Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil
  5. White matte Acrylic paint for ceramics
  6. Black paint pen for ceramics
  7. Small fabric or paper flowers
  8. Glitter cardstock paper in gold and green
  9. Paint brush or sponge
  10. Scissors
  11. Hot glue

acrylic paint

 

STEP 2 – PAINT YOUR CONTAINER:

pottery

First, you will need to paint your container white. Use a good matte acrylic that is made for ceramics.

painting pottery

You will likely need a few coats to ensure the container is properly covered and your paint is smooth.

painting pottery

STEP 3 – CUT OUT HORN AND LEAVES:

glitter cardstock

While your container is drying from being painted, get your gold glitter cardstock. Cut out a triangle for the Unicorn’s horn. Make sure the shape is large enough to be proportional to the size of the container you are using. Don’t worry, you will have plenty of leftover cardstock to make a couple to see which horn fits the best.

gold paper

Next, get your green glitter cardstock. Outline a simple leaf shape on the non-glitter side of the paper and cut it out. Use this shape as a stencil for the other 3 leaves.  Cut out the remaining leaves. We will use these to anchor the paper flowers in the next steps.

STEP 4 – HOT GLUE:

When your container is dry, it is time to start gluing. Remember to always have an adult help with this part if you are making this craft with kiddos.

hot glue

Get your gold glitter horn. Place it on the inside of the top of the container and glue it on. Hold it in place for a second to make sure it is secure.

unicorn

Next, glue on the green glitter leaves, gluing 2 that slightly overlap on each side of the horn.

unicorn pottery ideas

Once these are in place, it is time to add the paper flowers. Glue the flowers however you see fit! We added a variety of sizes that are overlapping with different colors.

STEP 5 – ADD THE UNICORN FACE:

unicorn planter

To complete your Unicorn, it needs a friendly face. Get your black paint pen and draw on 2 eyes. Draw 2 wide “U” shapes and add eyelashes.

STEP 6 – PLANT YOUR SUCCULENTS:

succulents

Place some stones or large pebbles on the bottom of the container to help the soil drain properly. Then, add your Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil, leaving room for your plants.

Add your succulents and add water until it drains through the container. Add more soil if needed.

planting succulents

To care for your succulents, water again when the soil feels dry to the touch. For more information about caring for your succulents, check out our blog here!

STEP 7 – ENJOY THE MAGIC:

unicorn face

Your adorably whimsical Unicorn is now complete! Give it as a gift, display it in your home, or brighten up your office. Make sure your creation gets adequate sunlight so your succulents stay happy and healthy.

unicorn

Stop by our store nearest you for your Succulent selections, available in many shapes, sizes, colors, and styles! Don’t forget to pick up your container and soil while you are there!

 

 

 

 

ref: extremecouponingmom.ca

In Stores Now: Fabulous Pottery for your Indoor Plants

We are so excited about our new pottery selections! These trendy varieties, available in beautiful shades of coral, bright red, light blue, and classic white will compliment any indoor plant! You can enjoy your houseplants and truly decorate your space. From geometric shapes to retro designs and matte to glossy finishes, you will find the perfect pottery for you.

In Stores Now: Fabulous Pottery for your Indoor Plants

Coral Pottery for Indoor Plants

coral pottery selection

Are you crazy for coral? The bright color with a matte finish perfectly pairs with the glossy, green leaves of any indoor plant.

new coral pottery

Very retro and trendy, the style and hue adds a groovy essence reminiscent of the flower power days.

coral pottery for houseplants

 

Aqua Blue Pottery for Indoor Plants

aqua blue pottery

This selection of aqua blue pottery is so sweet and lovely. The glossy finish and the light blue color will add a calming accent to your indoor décor.

pottery for indoor plants

The modern shapes and geometric designs create an interesting display adorned by the natural and organic shapes of your indoor plants and their foliage.

blue pottery

 

Red Pottery for Indoor Plants

red pottery selection

Bring some warmth to the indoors with the bright red selection of our new pottery. Super glossy and vibrant, this hue likes to be the center of attention.

red pottery

Great for an accent piece in your home throughout the year or perfect for the holidays, this fire engine red pottery is available in different shapes and sizes. Use colorful indoor plants like bromeliads to really make a visual statement.

 

White Pottery for Indoor Plants

white pottery selection

Want to keep your color scheme fresh and clean? Choose from our varieties of new white pottery! Glossy and bright, the crisp color will truly make your indoor plants shine.

pottery with stands

You can also add a pop of color with an accent piece or take advantage of the different heights and sizes that we have to offer. This will create an interesting and pleasantly unexpected display for your indoor container garden.

new pottery

 

Stop by our store nearest you and check out our new pottery selection!

Not sure what to plant? Check out our blog all about the benefits of houseplants and the best plants for you. Questions? Ask one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals available at every store location!

Decorating with Air Plants for Halloween

Halloween isn’t just for candy anymore! This year, treat yourself to Air Plants and decorate your space with a container creation that is just too cute to spook.

Decorating with Air Plants for Halloween

STEP 1 – GATHER SUPPLIES:

air plant

For your Halloween creation, you will need the following items:

  1. Air Plants
  2. Glass container
  3. Black pebbles or sand
  4. Black Glitter
  5. Orange Glitter
  6. Gold Glitter
  7. Halloween trinkets

glitter

 

STEP 2 – ADD BLACK SAND OR PEBBLES:

craft ideas

First, create a fang-tastic design with layers of shimmering colors. Grab your glass container and start with the black pebbles or sand.

Create uneven areas by pouring more on one side than the other. This will make a wavy pattern as you add more layers.

 

STEP 3 – ADD ORANGE GLITTER:

crafting with plants

Top your bottom layer with a heavy pour of orange glitter.  Follow the process and pour more on various parts to keep the wavy pattern going.

 

STEP 4 – ADD BLACK GLITTER:

Next, to keep things sparkling, add a layer of black glitter.

The black glitter will create a fabulous contrast from the matte layer of black pebbles and the bright, orange color of the neighboring layer.

 

STEP 5 – ADD GOLD GLITTER:

gold glitter

It’s time for gold! Top the black glitter layer with gorgeous gold. Gold adds an extra layer of vibrant colors that compliment the Halloween theme.

 

STEP 6 – TOP OFF WITH BLACK PEBBLES:

craft ideas with plants

To complete the layers, finish with the black pebbles. Top off your creation with a thinner layer of black to help tie it all together.

air plant crafts

 

STEP 7 – ADD PLANTS AND DECORATE:

halloween decorating ideas

Now that your layers are set up and ready to go, it is time to add your plants and decorate! Place your Air Plants into the top layer to secure them and keep in an upright position.

halloween craft ideas

Add your Halloween pieces like googly eyes, pumpkins, jack o’ lanterns, or whatever you want to add to create your spooky design.

halloween craft

Treat your co-workers, friends, teachers with your clever creation and the perfect gift. Decorate your home, office, apartment, or dorm and enjoy a low-maintenance creation that screams of Halloween!

 

STEP 8 – AIR PLANT CARE:

halloween and air plants

It is important to care for your Air Plants, while they are extremely low maintenance; they do still need filtered light and water. You can mist your Air Plants with water about 2 times a week to keep them fresh and happy.

 

For more tips on decorating with Air Plants, check out our blog here!

 

Stop by our store nearest you for your Air Plant selections, available in many shapes, sizes, colors, and styles!

 

Happy Halloween!!

 

 

ref: extremecouponingmom.ca

 

 

 

How to Make a Container Garden for the Fall

The crisp and cool autumn breeze is in the air reminding us that fall is here! Bring the gorgeous colors of the season and let’s start planting! Adding seasonal color to your containers will liven up your home in a quick and simple way. Today, we are going to teach you how to make a container garden for the fall so you can enjoy beautiful color throughout the season!

How to Make a Container Garden for the Fall

STEP 1: SUPPLIES

pansies

You will need the following items to complete your creation:

  • Fall color like Matrix® Pansies, Ornamental Cabbage or Kale, and Alyssum
  • Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil
  • Pottery from Calloway’s or Cornelius
  • Calloway’s Natural Garden Food or Calloway’s Premium Flower Food

STEP 2: ADD SOIL

Fill the container with Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil. Select a container with proper drainage for moisture control to keep your plant’s roots healthy. After you add your plants and water thoroughly, add more soil if needed.

STEP 3: PLANTS FOR FALL

ornamental cabbage

When selecting plants, remember to keep these details in mind:

  • Where will my container creation be displayed?
  • What are the sunlight requirements?
  • What are the watering requirements?

When planting for fall, it is always best to select plants with similar sun and water requirements in order to be successful!

For a fall container, choose plants that thrive in cooler weather with vibrant blooms or lush foliage for a perfect display. When putting your container together, use the “Thriller, Filler, Spiller” method. This will help you create an interesting layout for your fall plants.

Ornamental Cabbage or Kale

fall

Ornamental Cabbage and kale are prized for their gradient of deep hues in purples, greens, and whites. Also known as a “flowering” cabbage or kale, this “Thriller” plant comes in a variety of colors, shapes, and textures. From frilly and crinkled to broad and flat leaves, ornamental cabbage or kale will add a dynamic and playful focal point in your container creation. Ornamental Cabbage and Kale enjoys full sun to part shade and thrives in a rich, moist soil.

Matrix® Pansies

matrix pansies

For one of your “Filler” plant selections use an all-time favorite plant for the fall, Matrix® Pansies. Matrix® Pansies are cool weather bloomers that fill your flowerbeds or containers with a burst of color. Available in many colors, not to mention, different varieties like clear or blotch, the options are endless when you are selecting your pansies. These beauties will create a dramatic display to compliment your design. Matrix® Pansies enjoy full sun to partial shade.

Alyssum

container gardening

Alyssum is a perfect “Spiller” plant. It’s covered in dense clusters of small, star-shaped flowers that eventually spill over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. This cool season plant has an extremely fine and delicate texture that makes any space feel complete. It does best in full sun to partial shade.

STEP 4: FEED & ENJOY

fall planting

Give your plants the proper nourishment for long-lasting and healthy blooms. Pick up our Calloway’s Natural Garden Food to feed your lawn and garden the organic way. Or, try our improved and specialized formula in our new Premium Flower Food. Our 12-4-8 formula contains nitrogen, Fx Iron®, phosphate, and other key ingredients to help your flowers bloom with big, bold color! Fx Iron® is an environmentally friendly source of iron. It helps keep your flowers blooming without staining concrete surfaces.

When feeding your plants, always read the instructions on the packaging for feeding times and amounts.

plants for fall

Stop by our store nearest you for all your planting needs to create your Container Garden for the fall! Questions? Ask our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals available at all of our store locations!

Mum Pumpkins: How to Plant Mums in a Pumpkin

Just like peanut butter and jelly or campfires and s’mores, mums and pumpkins are a match made in heaven. Complete your next fall gathering with a naturally beautiful decoration like Mum Pumpkins. Mum Pumpkins are simply fun to make and easy to enjoy! Your family and friends will swoon over your beautiful creation! In just 2 simple steps, you can make your celebrations this fall even more vibrant with Mum Pumpkins.

Mum Pumpkins: How to Plant Mums in a Pumpkin

STEP 1 – GATHER SUPPLIES:

For your Mum Pumpkins, you will need the following items:

  1. Jack O’ Lanterns
  2. Mums
  3. Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil
  4. Pumpkin carving tools
  5. Spoon
  6. Hand shovel

STEP 2 – CLEAN OUT YOUR PUMPKIN:

cutting pumpkins

 

First, carefully cut open the top of your pumpkin. Make sure the opening is large enough to fit the root ball of your plant.

 

cleaning out pumpkins

 

Using a spoon or the hand shovel, clean out the pumpkin. You will need to remove all the stringy insides and pumpkin seeds.

 

pumpkins

 

Once the pumpkin is all cleaned out, now you can start planting!

 

STEP 2 – PLANT YOUR MUM:

Get your Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil and hand shovel. Fill about ½ of your pumpkin with potting soil and create a space for your plant.

 

potting soil

 

Next, remove your mum from the container. You can use Floral Mums or Garden Mums. Garden Mums are a great choice for the outdoors because of their full blooms. For the indoors, Floral Mums are the perfect complement with their delicate petals and lovely colors. If you decide to plant with Garden Mums, you can replant in your flowerbeds after use. Check out our blog, “All About Mums” for planting tips.

 

planting mums in pumpkins

 

Gently break up the plant’s root ball and place into the pumpkin. Add more potting soil to fill the remainder of the pumpkin.

 

Finally, wipe off the outside of your pumpkin to remove any soil or remnants leftover from cleaning and display your creation!

 

Mum

 

Decorate the indoors or outside with bright, autumn colors and your beautiful Mum Pumpkins. Have fun spending time and enjoying the season with your family and friends!

 

Mums in pumpkins

 

Stop by our store nearest you today for your Mum Pumpkin supplies and more!

Creative Decorating Ideas with Pumpkins

Decorating with pumpkins is such an easy and beautiful way to embrace the cozy essence of the season. The vibrant colors and soft shapes have a charm that warms your soul. If you are looking to spruce up your space for the season, you have come to the right place. Check out these 5 creative decorating ideas with pumpkins!

FALL CENTERPIECE IDEA #1:

ideas with pumpkins

For this decorating tip, you will need the following items:

  1. Mini pumpkins or long-stem bumpkin pumpkins
  2. Small candles
  3. Wide serving platter or dish

pumpkin centerpiece

First, clean off your pumpkins to remove the excess soil. Then, alternate pumpkins and candles on your platter until it is full. Depending on the length, you should likely need 2-4 candles and 3-6 pumpkins.

pumpkins with candles

Pair with a lovely table runner to really complete the look.

mini orange pumpkins

Be careful when working with live candles, and always monitor children. Use glass candle holders if needed.

FALL CENTERPIECE IDEA #2:

mini white pumpkins

For this decorating tip, you will need the following items:

  1. Mini white pumpkins
  2. Candlestick holders

Simple, yet elegant, this centerpiece idea is very black and white. How fabulous is the high contrast of the black with the natural, white color of the pumpkins?

white pumpkins

Of course, you can take this any direction you wish! You can paint your candlestick holders, use different colors of pumpkins, and really make a design that speaks to you and your trendy style!

mini pumpkins

FALL CENTERPIECE IDEA #3:

pie pumpkins

For this decorating tip, you will need the following items:

  1. Pie Pumpkins
  2. Ribbon
  3. Metal Tray

A good idea for adding a little something extra to your pumpkins without the hassle of painting or carving is ribbon!

pumpkin centerpiece tips

Grab a couple different variations of ribbon of the same color scheme and thickness. Then, tape or glue the ribbon to the pumpkin.

orange pumpkins

Place the pumpkins on their side in the metal tray to create a little piece of art. The pumpkin stems and ribbons lead your eyes throughout the centerpiece.

 

 

FALL CENTERPIECE IDEA #4:

pumpkin decorating tips

For this decorating tip, you will need the following items:

  1. Cake Tray
  2. Mini pumpkins
  3. Slightly larger pumpkins like Tiger Striped Baby Pumpkins

tiger striped pumpkin

Add a little pumpkin and spice to your kitchen with this decorating tip! Stack your pumpkins along the rim of the cake tray. Start with the bottom row and then proceed to the top row.

mini pumpkin ideas

Complete the design with the center pumpkin to tie it all together and create a fresh and vibrant look.

 

 

FALL CENTERPIECE IDEA #5:

pumpkin ideas

Some other quick and fabulous ideas to display around your house or as a fall centerpiece is to use tall glass candle holders. Pending the size of the candle holders, you can fit small gourds, mini Indian corn, or even mini pumpkins. Stack the pumpkins and use different colors, most importantly, have fun with it!

Finally, complete your place setting on your tables with a gorgeous little pumpkin or unique gourd for a perfect little splash of fall color!

Have fun sprucing up your space with these 5 decorating tips with pumpkins! Stop by our store nearest you today for all your pumpkin needs!

 

 

 

ref: prudentpennypincher.com