5 Pumpkin Decorating Favorites

Nothing says October like those wonderful, delicious, squirrel magnets called Pumpkins (with a capital P!) They come in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes and make it festive just by being in the room. Can you tell we love pumpkins?

Painting Pros
Joannie, Perennial Manager in Aurora has been making her pumpkins sparkle with metallic paint. She even sprayed leaves and attached them for an extra shiny touch. Metallic is not the only way to go, any color will do. You can make interesting shapes by marking off with painters tape.


We’re also obsessed with planting succulents on top of pumpkins. Your pump-culent, as we like to call them, can last a long time if you don’t carve it. The secret is to find one with a deep indent on the top, then you can plant it and add dried leaves, flowers and seed heads with a hot glue gun. (If you’d like help making one we have a walk-in class Saturday, Oct 8 & Sunday, Oct 9 from 12-3pm in Aurora. It’s cost of the pumpkin plus $10.)


1 stack, 2 stacks or 3! You can never have too many stacks of pumpkins and best of all it a fast and easy.


Decoupage Away
Break out the Mod-Podge, spray glue, and pressed leaves (or whatever you want to stick on your pumpkin). We stumbled on these natural beauties on the internet, but you could do all sorts of fun decorating with this method. Once you stick on the leaves, coat your pumpkin with 3-4 layers of Mod-Podge and let dry overnight.

Mini Pumpkins + Lanterns

Fill your lanterns with pumpkins, gourds and other natural materials for another quick, easy natural look.


Whatever you do, have fun with it!

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,

Aurora, IL 60504

Phone. 630-820-8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,

Naperville, IL 60563

Phone. 630-355-4000

Spring Hours

March 30-June 30

Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sunday: 11am-5pm

Memorial Day Hours

Monday, May 27


Growing for the future with
right plantsĀ in right places.