Category Archives: Fall Home and Garden

Fall Haul – Scents and Flavors

Along with the beautiful fall foliage, two nice things about fall are the warm and spicy flavors and fragrances. And it’s even more pleasant when you can pamper yourself for a few dollars. Today, I discovered Werther’s Original candies had … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves in Fairfax County

  It’s fall! So, when are the leaves going to start turning and falling? Because we had a long, hot and rainy summer — remember all those storms? — the leaves stayed greener a bit longer. But it won’t be … Continue reading

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September Flower Garden Tips

Do you have a flower garden or maybe a container garden? If so, you’ll want to check out these tips from your friends at Merrifield Garden Center. September is a good time to… Take cuttings of your tender annuals, such … Continue reading

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Fall Finds at Cracker Barrel

Biscuits would be enough. Biscuits would be enough to make me want to visit Cracker Barrel. But the old-country-store-style chain, with 645 stores in 44 states, also has a gift area, with a variety of fun, seasonal gifts and treats. … Continue reading

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Tips for lawn care in September

Happy Friday! I figure many of you will be working in your yards this weekend, so I thought I would share these lawn care tips from your friends at Merrifield Garden Center. September is a good time to… Repair those … Continue reading

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September Vegetable and Herb Garden Tips

If you are lucky enough to have a vegetable or herb garden, here are some suggestions for what to do in September from your friends at Merrifield Garden Center. Plant fall crop vegetables: beets, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce and radishes. Plant … Continue reading

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Spooky Gardens Seminar at Merrifield Garden Center

Time Saturday, October 15 · 10:00am – 11:30am Location Gainesville (Inside our Greenhouse) 6895 Wellington Road Gainesville, Virginia Created By Merrifield Garden Center More Info Karen Rexrode, Plant Specialist, and Regina Lanctot, Tropical Plant Specialist, Merrifield Garden CenterIf you love … Continue reading

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Halloween Shopping at The Christmas Attic (Video)

Don’t let the name throw you off.  Yes, The Christmas Attic in Old Town, Alexandria (Virginia) has Christmas decorations all year (the entire top floor is dedicated to Christmas ornaments and collectibles).  But they have beautiful things you would enjoy … Continue reading

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Favorite Halloween Finds at Oriental Trading Company

I just got the Oriental Trading Company Halloween catalog and thought I would share my favorites. All items are available for sale at http://www.orientaltrading.com This spooky fireplace mantel scarf is 8 feet long and retails for $9.99. Rather elegant! Vampires … Continue reading

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Halloween Shopping at Merrifield Garden Center (VIDEO)

Merrifield Garden Center (corner of Gallows Road and Lee Highway, just outside of Falls Church, Virginia) is a lovely time to visit any time of year.  If you love Halloween decorations, I recommend you visit. You’ll find Pumpkins (59 cents/pound) … Continue reading

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