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Help Out with Pumpkin Prep Please!

Hi everyone! It's time for Succulent Pumpkins again!

For those of you new to the existence of succulent-topped pumpkins and how they are made, read on and be amazed. It is genius! You spray an intact pumpkin with spray adhesive, attach sphagnum moss, hot glue succulent cuttings into place, and with minimal care you can enjoy a live, unique and long-lasting (like 3-6 months long-lasting!) seasonal arrangement. In spring you can remove the succulents and plant them in the ground or a pot. The pumpkin you can compost. We'll have pumpkin pros there for design suggestions and help if you've never done it before. Succulent Pumpkins are just about the biggest fundraiser every year for the Windsor Garden Club. The more we sell, the more we can do for gardening and garden education in and around the Town of Windsor. This is a fabulous fundraiser for the club and with plenty of help we will all have fun doing it.

The 2016 "pumpkin build" days will be held in a shady backyard -- so it should be pleasant. If you volunteer your time to make 5 pumpkins in assorted sizes for the 2016 Fall Plant & Pumpkin Sale, you can use club materials to build and take home your sixth (and very own) Succulent Pumpkin for free! (A medium pumpkin or smaller). You'll need to bring your own pumpkin -- but we'll have all the decor.

Anyone with succulent cuttings to donate, please let me know! We could use some chalky blue tall Senecio-type cuttings and also some small-to-medium sized succulent rosettes in the light blue range. Anything yellow or orange is also appreciated. We already have a lot of Sedum, as well as Sempervivum (gray/green rosettes). The more variety of color and texture we have on hand in succulents, though, the better! Volunteer Opportunities/Build Dates:

Place: Cindy Fenton's home (call 292-3405 for details)


  • Wednesday Oct 5th 10 AM ( an early build morning to shake the kinks out)

  • Sunday October 9th @ 10 AM

  • Wednesday Oct 12th @10 AM

  • Saturday Oct 15th @ 10 AM

  • Wednesday Oct 19th /@ 10 AM

What to Bring: A water bottle, a glue gun if you have one, any cuttings you may wish to donate, and something for the snack table if you wish. Old shoe boxes for transporting smaller pumpkins would also be appreciated! Please Click Here to RSVP with your volunteer time availability! The Fall Pumpkin and Plant Fundraiser sale will be at the Harvest Festival on the Windsor Town Green Sunday, October 23, from 10 am to 1 pm. We will have a pumpkin sale-day shift sign-up sheet at each potting workshop, and also at the October "Third Tuesday Talk" and WGC meeting Oct. 18.

Thank you for your help! And yes you can bring a friend! Cindy Fenton, President

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