Rather than serving a traditional, old school wedding meal like chicken and steak, consider unique and interactive food options that express your personal tastes. Hire a food truck that serves tacos or host a more casual pig roast or shrimp boil rather than opting for a fancy plated dinner. It can save you money and your guests will remember it forever!
For success with parsnips, you need a long, cool growing season. These tasty roots grow best between 45 and 75 F. They also need time to mature—100 to 130 days from seed. If your summer tends toward high heat, you might not be successful with parsnips. This crop also needs a deeply tilled soil that’s loaded with organic matter. It’s best to prep soil two to three months prior to planting. You must plan ahead for parsnips.
Classic anthracnose symptoms include circular, water-soaked spots with a dark bulls-eye. A mold-like fungus eventually develops. Anthracnose is caused by a fungus that lives in soil. It’s more prevalent in poorly drained soil. Leaves or tomatoes that come into contact with soil can pick up the fungus spores. Rain and overhead irrigation can also splash fungus spores onto plants. To avoid this disease, improve poorly drained soil by adding organic matter. Stake plants to keep them off soil, and pick tomatoes before they become overly ripe, which makes them more susceptible to the disease.
As seen on HGTV Crafternoon, this sweet holiday table setting was inspired by vintage christmas decor. This retro look features red, white and mint, with repurposed cookie jars standing in for traditional vases.
If you want to transform your swimming pool into a tropical movie set, you can’t do much better than this design which incorporates the sort of wild vegetation you’d find around a Pacific island lagoon.
Make sure all those gifts arrive in mint condition by packing them with care. Replace boring bubble wrap or tissue paper with shredded wrapping paper. By shredding your gift-wrap leftovers, you’ll have plenty of packing material that's as functional as it is festive.
Spice Girl viburnum is a selection of Korean spice viburnum, which is beloved for its wonderful fragrance that can perfume an entire yard in mid-spring. Flower clusters start with pink buds that open to reveal white blossoms. Spice Girl viburnum dazzles with bright red fall color and is deer resistant. Give it a spot in light shade to full sun. Spice Girl viburnum grows 6 to 7 feet tall and 7 to 8 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 4-8.
Cautiously designed so you don't have to pick between the view or the tranquil fire pit, this spacious patio area is perfect for entertaining or relaxing. The natural motif and neutral colors help to make this space flow with its natural surroundings and view.
This padded kneeler is extra wide, which Gardener's Supply Co. says is in response to customers' desires for a larger set. The company says it's 30 percent deeper than a standard kneeler to provide more support and comfort. It comes in green or purple.
For sunny spots, the right hydrangea to grow is panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata). Bobo opens classic full-size hydrangea blossoms on a dwarf plant that grows 36 inches tall and 36 to 48 inches wide. Flowers turn pink as they age. Hardy in Zones 3-8.
Perfect for a fall wedding, a faux pumpkin or funkin is a cute and easy idea to master. Glam up the pumpkin with gold glitter on the stem, fill a jar with colorful permanent markers and use a smaller funkin to let guests know what to sign.