October 8, 2014
Just the thought of my girls in matching black witch costumes complete with wig and hat makes me sweat right through my white cotton shift. I realize it’s bad form to talk about the weather, but you will just need to deal with me — as long as this heat wave continues you’re going to find this girl a little on the cranky side.
These relentless high temperatures have taken the boo out of my mood to decorate for Halloween. Really, how long will a pumpkin last in 90-degree weather?
A trip to my beloved Terra Sol provided some inspiration to get my Halloween mojo moving. On a mission to buy new brassicas I took a wrong turn gone right, ending up in the shady plant area. There were some really cool black plants that I couldn’t wait to get home and spook up a little.
From there, it came together quickly. The repotted black plants were mixed in with some store bought pumpkins and I moved in some old string of pearl succulents that ordinarily live by my potting bench in the garden. To finish it off I tucked in some moss-covered branches and LED lit votives.
It manages to look pretty and spooky at the same time. I welcome the organic upgrade to our plastic skeleton and fuzzy spider collection. An added bonus (or should I say treat?) is that once Halloween is over I can plug the plants into a shady spot in the garden.
For now, we will just have to stand in front of the fan and pretend it’s a crisp fall feeling in the air. Maybe I should dress up as a whiny Santa Barbaran for Halloween?