Halloween Sincerity to make Linus proud

pumpkin 2009 While Linus works toward having the most sincere pumpkin patch, we aim for sincere decorations.  We don’t expect a visit from the Great Pumpkin, but simply seek the unadulterated delight of visiting children … and the wayward parents they happen to drag along.

Skeletons coffin 10-2009 Once darkness falls and our Halloween witch dons her sinister garb, trick-or-treaters will meet the skeletons’ coffin playground.







Jack-O-Gardener-2 10-2009

Nearby they’ll find Sir Jack-O-Gardener, who makes good use of dried hydrangea blossoms, a curvy gourd (courtesy of Staehly Farm, along with the pumpkin), and a few fallen acorns.  Don’t worry, the light comes not from a candle – hydrangea blossoms seem very flammable – but from a small plant accent light inserted via a well placed opening cut into the back of  Sir Jack-O-Gardener’s head … fortunately Sir Jack-O no longer feels pain ;-).


P8050783 His guts will be relegated to the compost heap, which also waits hungrily for Sir Jack-O’s remains come November 1.  Jack-O-Gardener’s life will be short, but his sincere existence will delight many … maybe even Linus.  Oh yeah, should you see Charlie Brown any time on Halloween, tell him we don’t give out rocks.

Happy Trick-or-Treating … and act fast for Staehly Farm goodies.  They close Sunday for a much needed break before tree cutting season begins.


4 comments for “Halloween Sincerity to make Linus proud

  1. October 31, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Happy halloween! I love the photos of your decorations. The pumpkin is a very creative way to recycle your garden goodies.

  2. joenesgarden
    October 31, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Thanks. Skeletons and Sir Jack-O-Garden in color are both courtesy of Ralph Chappell Photography (link in sidebar under Photography).
    Happy Halloween.

  3. October 31, 2009 at 7:43 am

    ohh I got a rock…..

  4. October 31, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Too fun! Happy Halloween.

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