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Welcome Fall Visitors to your home with this

Addressing Pumpkin Topiary  
by Jill Slater
 

Courtesy: Flower Promotion Organization

Materials:

3 pumpkins of descending size (5, 8 and 10-inch diameters respectively)
Fat permanent marker pen
One 10-inch tall x 10-inch diameter clay pot
Large plastic garbage bag to line clay pot
4 bricks floral foam
3 handfuls green sheet moss
6 sunflowers
5 stems variegated pittosporum
3 stems seeded eucalyptus
3 stems lily grass
1 wood pic with wire
Floral preservative, clippers, scissors and knife
Directions:
Step 1 - With permanent marker write your address on the clay pot. Write large enough so that the address is visible from the street.

Step 2 - Soak the floral foam in water that has been treated with floral preservative for at least 30 minutes.

Step 3 - Cut and line the clay pot with the garbage bag; then cut the wet floral foam to fit the interior of the pot. The foam should meet the rim of the pot.

Step 4 - To hide the garbage bag, tuck moss between the pot and the floral foam.
adressing pumpkin topiary arrangement
Step 5 - Set the large pumpkin in the center of the pot; on top of the foam. Now cut the sunflowers to approximately 3-inches in length and then insert them evenly around the rim of the pot. Next, insert the greenery between the flowers.

Step 6 - Towards the front of the pot, insert the lily grass as a group into the floral foam. Use the wood pick with wire to hold the ends of the lily grass; then insert the pick into the foam.

Step 7 - Stack the medium and small pumpkin on top of the large one.
 

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