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Plant of the Week:

PELEE MUMS

As you fall into the autumn season, consider giving your home the warm seasonal color of Pelee mums. Updating your rooms with color is a quick and easy way to embrace this time of year, and will put you in the mood to enjoy all the bounties the fall months have to offer! Houseplants not only infuse the indoors with the fiery hues of autumn, but they can create a sense of coziness. The Pelee mum is one of our favorite fall plants that will bring the dazzling beauty of the outdoors inside your home.

'Pelee' is a garden mum which bears single flowers in russet-red. The name is derived from the warmth of the colors that come from their reflection of Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess; and hot glowing volcanic lava. The Pelee flower is very large with a dark middle. The brilliance of this mum will compliment any autumnal display.

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DO-IT-YOURSELF NATURE PUMPKINS

Adorn your pumpkins with a little bit of nature. Take a walk outside and find autumn inspiration nearly everywhere. With just a few clippings from your garden, you can transform ordinary pumpkins into a nature-inspired masterpiece.

What You'll Need:

  • Faux or Live Pumpkins in any color or size
  • Fine-leaf ferns, boxwood or other foliage
  • Pansies or Violas
  • Dusty Miller
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Modpodge
  1. Choose pumpkins you'd like to embellish.
  2. Collect a selection of cuttings. We recommend using fine foliage as it adheres to the pumpkin easily.
  3. Spray the back of your botanicals and working quickly arrange on pumpkin.
  4. Add several layers of modpodge over the botanicals and pumpkin letting each layer dry in between.
  5. Place your finished creation in an undisturbed location to let dry overnight.
  6. Scatter these beautifully embellished pumpkins throughout your home or even wire to a wreath and enjoy!
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PINK POSSIBILITIES FOR THE AUTUMN GARDEN

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual initiative to increase awareness for the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Join us tomorrow, Saturday, October 18 for our annual PINK DAY event at all locations. We'll have the Sentara Pink Kiosk on hand and we'll donate 15% from select pink plant and pumpkin purchases to Sentara Cancer Network. So come check out all the pink possibilities for your autumn garden!

Here are just a few of our favorite PINK plants for fall:

Pink Shi-Shi Camellia - Sometimes called Shi-Shi Gashira, this pink, flowering evergreen shrub has a low, spreading form and slow grow habit. Shi-Shi’s main attraction is its flowering. Each October, this camellia will bloom beautiful pink flowers that last through December.

Pink Encore Azaleas - These easy-care shrubs offer three seasons of blooms and are ideal in any garden setting. The pink blooming Autumn Empress has rich, dark green leaves that provide the perfect backdrop for the pink semi-double flowers. Its upright habit makes it a nice focal point in any garden setting.

Pink Pansies - These charming and easy to care for annuals hav always been a cool season favorite. You may still have some pansies from last spring in your garden beds. Look around and see if they are perking up for fall. With color choices that span the rainbow, pansies bloom in white, yellow, purple, blue and yes, of course PINK!

Pink Mums - These divas of the garden are a must-have for fall. No other fall flower delivers as much color for as long as good old mums. With their tight, mounded habit and stunning bloom cover mums are perfect for mass plantings & work exceptionally well in container plantings and pots.

Join us Saturday, October 18th for PINK DAY >>

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