Category Archives: Fall Home and Garden

Fall Home Trends 2021 – Transition Through Halloween

Are you interested in home decor? I don’t have a big budget but I like adding touches to my home that make it feel updated. If you can’t afford to change your whole decor, you could think about these colors … Continue reading

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Leaf raking 101

The Joy of Raking Leaves I used to have a large lawn and even bigger back yard and I really enjoyed raking leaves. It’s so satisfying and it’s wonderful exercise if you don’t overdo it. I saw my neighbors pass by … Continue reading

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My Fall Patio

Every summer, I decorate my patio with a tropical theme. But fall is here and it was time to put those decorations away. I spend a lot of time on the patio, especially while remaining safer at home during the … Continue reading

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The Nostalgic Whimsy of Blow Mold Lit Halloween Decorations

Do you have fond memories of Halloween from your childhood? One thing I remember are the plastic decorations people would put in their yard. These blow mold plastic creations started being produced in the late 1950s. Well, some of those … Continue reading

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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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