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4010 Mt Diablo Blvd.
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Located in the Bay Area, CA, we're a family-owned garden center offering unusual and hard-to-find plants & gifts. Established 1946.

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Pumpkins and Plants, The Perfect Pair

Blaire Benson

Fall brings so many great items together: scarfs and boots, family and friends, and now— pumpkins and plants! While traditional pumpkin decorations are great, using pumpkins as vases are a fun and beautiful way to showcase your plants and flowers.

For large pumpkins, create a Pumpkin Succulent Bowl!

Cut off the top of your pumpkin; then remove the seeds/guts so you have a clean, hollow pumpkin. Line the inside of your pumpkin with a sheet of plastic and then pour in succulent soil and begin planting your succulents. Add a little water and enjoy!

For medium/small pumpkins, use the pumpkin as a vase for freshly cut flowers!

Turn your pumpkin into a vase by cutting off the top (and saving it to add back on if you’d like), carving out the inside, inserting a small glass or metal vase or cup (to protect the pumpkin from too much moisture which can cause mold), filling the vase/cup with water and placing in your flowers!

Note: Once pumpkins are cut they are more susceptible to mold. Keep them cool, clean and out of the sun to help them last, or, if you prefer, use fake pumpkins and achieve a similar look that you can replicate year after year.