Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Adding Color to My Haunted Garden

Adding Color to My Haunted Garden
Color for the Haunted Garden

It has been awhile since I have posted.  Life demanded a lot of my time dealing with family issues and I have missed my hobbies I'm so fond of.  One of them being a "Haunted Garden" every year for Halloween.  It's that time of year when the seed catalogs arrive in the mailbox and I always find new plants I want to try.

The one below is a "Rainbow Chili Plant" and the different colors the pepper make as they mature, are like eye candy.  Mine grew all summer and was so beautiful last fall I brought it in the house where it survived up until November (it's not really an inside plant).  This year I plan on planting a whole row!

Every year I try to add a couple of new varieties.
I have already discovered a plant I must try this year.
It is an "Ornamental Eggplant",  Pumpkin on a Stick.

It looks delightful and I can imagine it adding beautiful shades of green to yellow to orange in my Haunted Garden this year.  I imagine painting little faces on the fruit for beautiful Autumn Bouquets!  They could also be used as a fun project with small children like my granddaughters who love to paint with me!