Category Archives: Fall Home and Garden

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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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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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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