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Update Your Garden With Autumnal Plants

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It is still summer but hey, it will not be long before autumn ushers. And wouldn’t you like some gardening before that happens?  Prepare your garden with autumnal plants that will stand out during the coming season. Some can even go beyond the cold spells of winter time.

You can grow many types of plants that will thrive during the colder season, and here are some of the types of plants you can consider:

Flowering plants

Pansy

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This flower add bright colors of violet and deep purple to any patio. Aside from being pretty to look at and easy to plant, pansies are also edible! You can eat the entire flower, sepals and all! It has a mild, minty flavor, adding richness to your palate. Be careful though. Do not buy pansies from florists or those treated with pesticides if you want to add them to your salads for eating.

Begonia

Begonias are pretty flowers that look the part anywhere you put it, whether in a planter, near the shady parts of your patio, or even as hanging plants.

 

Vegetables and Herbs

Arugula

Arugula is a nice leafy, crunchy vegetable use in salads. It is a member of the Brassica family of plants that can easily be grown. They are best planted at least a month before the first frost in your area. Leaves can be plucked while they are young so as not to have any bitter taste.

Carrot

Carrots are best planted before the colder season. So if you want to harvest your carrots by spring, planting them during autumn, up until October, you are sure to enjoy your crisp carrots harvest by spring.

 

Bushes/Shrubs

Smoke bush

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It is a purple-leaved Cotinus plant that adds a pop of orange to deep red colors during fall. It likes a sunny spot but it is considered as a hardy plant that can thrive even during cold winter.

Winterthur smooth witherod viburnum

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This is a beautiful shrub that is full of vibrant colors of dark red from its leaves to deep indigo from its fruits. It is perfect even during summer all the way to fall. It is covered with small white flowers during late summer.

 

Fruit bearing plants

Golden Raspberry

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This is a variety of the red raspberry kind but has golden hue. It has a citrusy flavor, and birds don’t bother it as much because of its lighter color. Giving it the impression that it is unripe.

This plant can easily be cultivated too.

 

Autumnal plants can give your garden a nice dramatic effect when season is about to change especially when their leaves start changing colors, and some flowers and even berries will appear to provide bright hues of warm reads, oranges, yellows, purples, blues, black to usher the coming cold season. They can add beauty to your garden with their individual characters. Spice up your garden with plants that can even thrive beyond winter time. Enjoy gardening!

Fall Mantle Decorating Ideas

It won’t be long and we will all bid adieu to the scorching summer heat. Autumn is coming! If you love autumn like I do and cannot wait to welcome it with open arms, let me give you some fall mantle decorating ideas and inspiration to begin with. If you do not have any mantle, these decorating ideas will also be great to your long table or wide window pane for that extra definition.

 

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You don’t have to spend so much to achieve most of these ideas. The key to decorating is to go through what you already have in your closet or crafty supplies. Just use colour schemes befitting of the season and probably add some lighting to the effect and there you have it, your very own fall mantle decor in style – and all within your budget!

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Eclectic Fall Decorations For Your Table Top

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The beautiful colors of autumn are very warm and inviting. It is nice to put something eclectic on your coffee table, dining table or any table top that will add warmth and coziness to the feel of your home.

You do not have to spend a fortune to be able to come up with something pretty to decorate your table tops. Most of the things you will need to complete the autumn look and feel of your eclectic decors are just right in your yard or nearby market.

Here are some ideas to start with:

  • Grab some foliage from your backyard and arrange them in a clear vase. Put varying shades of yellow, orange, brown and red to depict the many colors of fall.
  • If you live near a farm or cornfields or have access to them, ask farmers for few pieces of old cobs which are not suitable for consumption. Glue them together or attach wires and attach to a big candle. You now have a corn cob candle holder.
  • Get some varying sizes of pumpkins and color some of them with gray and white. Put them on top of each other and place on your favorite table for added pizzazz.
  • Do you have spare fabric felt of fall colors? Why not convert them into table runners but cutting out shapes of leaves and connect them together.

Below are pictures form BHG.com for more pretty fall decorations for your table tops.

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Recipe For The Perfect S’mores

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I have always wondered what s’mores means. I kept hearing it on the tv shows I have watched before but never knew how it looks and what it is exactly.

In layman’s term, s’mores are generally t

reats cooked over a campfire. A s’more is made of graham crackers, marshmallow, and chocolates. They are stacked together to form a delicious treat. There are various ways of making a s’more but the most common way of making it is by heating a marshmallow over a campfire and putting the heated mallow in between chocolate slabs and topped with graham crackers. The heat coming from the marshmallow helps melt the chocolate, m

aking the sugary coating of the slightly molten mallow will add flavour to the whole treat.

Here is a simple recipe to make the perfect s’mores.

A chocolate bar (you may substitute with dark chocolate for a healthier choice)
Large marshmallows
Graham Crackers

How to make it is entirely up to you. Whether you want to heat it using campfire or a heated grill does not really matter much as long as you enjoy this yummy treat great for fall as the temperature cools down. Bon appetite!

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