Archive for the ‘Fall’ Category

Pumpkin Stands

Pumpkin Stands are a great accessory for the many decorations that adorn your home during the crisp fall weather. Your pumpkin stand will give your pumpkin a new look being held by a goblin or sitting sitting in a carriage. It will also keep your pumpkin off the ground so that it will last longer.

Fall is the season of cool, crisp weather and some wonderful holidays. Decorating for Halloween and Thanksgiving includes pumpkins, lots of pumpkins. Who doesn’t love carving pumpkins with the family or friends? A pumpkin stand lets you show off your workmanship or your children’s for all to see. Keeping the pumpkins off the ground will also keep your pumpkin looking fresh through out the season. No more rotting pumpkins on your porch. Even if you don’t carve or decorate your pumpkins, you can place your pumpkin on a stand that creates a new look for your porch or yard.
 Dog Pumpkin Holder with Light-up EyesCheck It Out

Simply set your pumpkin in this adorable dog pumpkin holder, insert the head and tail and you’ll have the cutest Halloween pooch ever! His eyes even light up so he can greet your nighttime trick-or-treaters. Base measures 9 1/2″Dia. x 5″H.

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Not into carving your pumpkin? No mess, no fuss pumpkin stands. You can Turn a plain pumpkin into a unique Halloween design. Simply drop a pumpkin into a black metal stand and display it on your porch, walkway, deck or Halloween table to create a fun look.

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Pumpkin People

Add some character to your pumpkin carving tradition. Don’t just set your carved pumpkins on the front stoop, give your pumpkins what they deserve, a body to add to the fun. set your pumpkin on this grim reaper body to really show your Halloween spirit, all while creating more than just your same old jack-o-lantern. With this body stand you will create something everyone will enjoy.

 Witch Pumpkin Stand StatueCheck It Out Monster Pumpkin Stand StatueCheck It Out Grim Reaper Pumpkin Stand StatueCheck It Out Skeleton Pumpkin Stand StatueCheck It Out

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Ergonomic Gardening Tools

Ergonomic garden tools are designed to take the stress off our wrists, hands, legs and backs reducing injuries and making gardening a more enjoyable hobby.

One of the most favorite hobbies is gardening. Spring is in the air and we can’t wait to get out and start digging and planting in the soil. As much as we love gardening, the constant bending and digging and pushing can take a toll on our bodies and we can definitely strain and stress our bodies.

The new designs of ergonomically correct gardening tools keep your wrist in a natural and safe position and this causes your larger muscles of the arm to do the work. The same holds true for larger ergonomic shovels and rakes, using larger muscles to reduce the strain on your back and legs. These newly designed gardening tools are also made of a durable and light weight material making them easier to lift and use.
 Radius Garden 5-Piece Blue Ergonomic Gardening Tools

Radius Garden Natural Radius Grip garden tools were designed using the most current research into human factors and tool usage. The Natural Grip maximizes your power and comfort while minimizing hand and wrist stress. The curve of the grip matches the curve of the palm of your hand. This allows you to hold the tools with your wrist in a safe, neutral position at all angles of attack. The large grips on Radius tools allow you to hold the tool securely without exerting pressure and wasting your energy. The tools are lighter weight yet have equal or greater strength than traditional garden tools. The advanced ergonomic design should make gardening easier and more enjoyable.

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These wonderfully designed garden tools can be purchased in sets or separately and in a variety of styles and colors.

 Radius Green Ergonomic Gardening Hand Tool Set Miracle-Gro Ergonomic Gardening Hand Tool Set Vremi Ergonomic Gardening Hand Tool Set Garden Perfect Ergonomic Gardening Hand Tool Set Ergonomic Garden Hand Trowel Corona Ergonomic Weeder Radius Ergonomic Hand Weeder HIG Ergonomic Gardening Pruners Radius GErgonomic Gardening Pruners Steel Ergonomic Gardening Pruners

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Ergonomic rakes and shovels are important to use to save the stress of heavy lifting and bending on your back and legs.

 Ergonomic Steel Edger Ergonomic Steel Shovel Ergonomic Rubber Handle Ergonomic Round Point Shovel Ergonomic Pickup Rake with Telescopic Handle

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How To Ripen Green Tomatoes

During the summer, one of my favorite things is pick off a big juicy tomato out of my garden. Nothing tastes better.

When autumn comes I always have quite a few green tomatoes left on the vines. There are many ways to ripen green tomatoes after the first frost.

Green tomatoes have to be “ripe” before they turn red and finish the process. To see if your tomatoes are ripe, cut one of your green tomatoes in half, if the inside is yellowish and has a jelly like consistency, it is mature enough to ripen.

To prepare your green tomatoes to ripen. Remove all vines, stems, leaves, and wash your tomatoes to make sure they are clean.

Watch for any decay or mold during the ripening process.

Some methods suggest using a “ripening” banana or apple. Use bananas when they are yellow with green on the ends. “Ripening” fruit releases ethylene, a gas that helps ripen fruit. Bananas produce more ethylene during ripening than other fruits, giving your green tomatoes an extra dose of ethylene to force ripening.

Too much humidity will attract fruit flies, watch the ripening tomato to make sure those pesty fruit flies don’t appear.

The Jar Method

Ripening your green tomatoes in jars is a method best for only a few green tomatoes and should take 1 to 2 weeks.
Put in two to four medium-sized green tomatoes per jar. Do not overfill the jar, or the tomatoes might bruise. Screw on lid tightly. Leave in a warm, semi-humid place, out of direct sunlight. Check regularly.

The Cardboard Box Method

Ripen green tomatoes in a cardboard box is a method best for lots green tomatoes and should take 1 to 2 weeks.

Line a cardboard box with some foam or simply line with newspaper. Place a layer of tomatoes in the box, each one next to the other. If you have a lot of tomatoes, a second layer on top is okay but be gentle. Do not make any more than two layers in case you bruise the fruit at the base. Do not overcrowd!

Add some ripening bananas if you’d like. The tomatoes are likely to ripen anyway, as they release their own ethylene and influence each other. However, using bananas will help to speed up the process. Place in a cool, slightly humid room away from light.

The Plastic Bag Method

Ripening your green tomatoes in a plastic bag is a method best from only a few green tomatoes to lots of green tomatoes and should take 1 to 2 weeks.

Punch a few “air circulation” holes in each bag you are going to use.
Place 3 – 4 tomatoes with 1 banana in each bag. Use a large bags for lots of green tomatoes and a small bag for a few. Don’t overcrowd!!!
Store in a warm, semi-humid area away from direct sunlight.

The Paper Bag Method

Ripen green tomatoes in a paper is a method best for only a few green tomatoes and should take 1 to 2 weeks.

Insert ripening banana and as many tomatoes as will fit without overcrowding.
Store in a warm, semi-humid area away from sunlight.

The Ole Window Sill

The good ole standby. Ripen green tomatoes on your window sill is a hit or miss method best for only a few green tomatoes and should take 1 to 2 weeks.

Place green tomatoes on a sunny window sill.

Easy enough….

If All Else Fails

When you have lemons, you make lemonade….When you have green tomatoes you make….

Green Tomato Soup With Country Ham
Green Tomato Marmalade Recipe
Green Tomato, Apple and Grape Relish
Green Tomato Cake
Fried Green Tomatoes

 Original Whistle Stop Cookbook Greene on Greens Green Tomato Greats

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Garden Leaf Scoops

Leaf Scoops are one of “those” things that are a must have in your arsenal of gardening tools. They are a wonderful gadget that you can use year round.  They are awesome for picking up anything with out the fuss and muss.

Easily and quickly pick up not only leaves but any debris and mess that is in your back yard or garden.  You won’t be getting your hands dirty or cut when you use them.  The ergonomic design easily slips on your hands or held by handles so you can comfortably work picking up the leaves.  The large scoops allow you to pick up leaves, garbage, needles and twigs without getting cut or stung by sharp needles.  The pressure of holding of the scoops together keeps the mess in the closed area of the scoop so you can pick up more. They also make it so much easier to get those leaves and debris in your garbage pail or bag as well.  Scoop and drop, there you go.  They are also great for spreading mulch or compost around your garden. Leaf Scoops are a multi purpose tool that is a must have for every gardening chore.

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These Multipurpose Giant Hands Are Ideal For Picking Up Leaves, Needles, Plant Trimmings, Trash and Sharp Items. Recycling And Composting? These Leaf Scoops Are Excellent For Transporting And Spreading Compost And Mulch. Sized Perfectly To Fit All Yard bags And Trash Cans, The CLOSED SCOOP DESIGN Keeps Small Items From Slipping Out. Use One As A Rake To Gather Stray Leaves To Stack For Easy Bagging Or Mulching. These Really Are The Extra Pair Of Hands You have Been Looking For. Robust Design – Easy Hang, Stackable Storage

 

 

Outdoor Propane Patio Heaters

Outdoor Propane Patio Heaters are a great way to keep your guests warm and cozy on a chilly night while they are relaxing on your patio or outside deck.

So classy yet so functional and what a great addition  a Outdoor Propane Patio Heater is to your next gathering. They can be used year round on any chilly night to give some much needed warmth for your family and friends. The warm glow with also add a cozy atmosphere and just enough light on a dark night. Propane Patio heaters are used similarly to your propane bbq grill. All you need is a propane tank and you’ll have heat in no time with the easy Push-Button Ignition operation.

All outdoor propane patio heaters are CE/CSA/ETL Approved for safety and equipped with a regulator hose. A nice added feature are the wheels that make moving and storing your patio heater an easy task. Made from rust resistant and weather resistant material and a weight base for stability.

They can be use for any special event, wedding, party, outdoor events, on your pool deck, deck or patio.

These wonderful free standing propane patio heaters are updated with the newest technology and features to make keeping your guests, friends and family comfortable an easy task. Push button technology is all it takes to start the heat going and with the added safety features you can rest easy know that they are manufactured with the highest safety standards.

 Bronze Outdoor Propane Patio Heater Hammered Bronze Outdoor Propane Patio Heater Stainless Steel Outdoor Propane Patio Heater Pyramid Bronze Outdoor Patio Propane Heater Pyramid Mocha Outdoor Patio Propane Heater

And Don’t forget the Propane Heater Cover to keep your Patio Heater looking like new and working great.

 Veranda Standup Patio Heater Cover Patio Heater Cover in Tan Patio Heater Cover, Square Cover For Pyramid Patio Heaters Patio Heater Top Cover, Khaki

Outdoor Garden Thermometers

Outdoor Garden Thermometers are a great addition to any back or front yard.  They are not just your typical outdoor garden thermometer anymore.  Outdoor Garden Thermometers are now a work of art and are not only functional but an attractive piece to add in your yard.  They not only show you the temperature outside but can also be used to compliment your outdoor decor as they come in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles.  Dual styles are available that not only show the temperature but the time and barometric levels as well.

Garden Thermometers

Is the weather outside frightful or delightful? With just a look out the window, you’ll know by glancing at your outdoor thermometer if it’s a jacket day.

Outdoor Thermometers are made to withstand the cold, harsh winters as well as the hot summers so they will keep showing the temperatures year after year. Today’s garden thermometers are designed with you in mind so that they are attractive as well as functional.

These attractive garden Thermometers come with a hanger on the back to make mounting easy on any surface.  If mounting is not your thing, you can now have an outdoor garden thermometer on a stake that you can place where you want in your yard or garden.  They are weather resistant and are made to withstand severe weather conditions such as heat or cold.  They are made with durable materials that will prevent damage to them and their colors will stay vibrant for years to come as they are uv protected to maintain their color and quality.

 

 Antique Copper Finish Adjustable Angle 10 Inch Garden Thermometer MayRich 15” Side Mounted, Swivel Garden Clock and Thermometer Springfield Beach Outdoor Thermometer Metal Outdoor Clock with Thermometer and Humidity, 18-Inch Metal Outdoor Clock Thermometer, 17 by 14-Inch Snowman Thermometer & Snow Gauge

 

 

Magic Mesh Screen Door

I have purchased quite a few Magic Mesh Screen Doors over the past few years. In theory they work great, but were not up to the feat of my rowdy boys, crazy dogs and rough husband. They are inexpensive enough to buy and so easy to install.

So I was delighted to see the many updates and upgrade they made to their products. Strips of magnets are sewn in as well as the velcro. Having the velcro sewn in makes installing much easier and the magnets are longer and since they are inside the seams won’t pop off or be chewed off by the many dogs and puppies that frequent my home.

Mesh Screens Doors are an instant screen door that goes up in minutes and can be a temporary screen doorthat work effectively for keeping out bugs, flies, mosquitoes and many other flying or crawling critters while allowing fresh air and a cool breeze into your home.

No more getting up to let the dog in and out and in and out, your furry friends can now go out and in by them self with the strong magnetic strips sewn into the screen door automatically closing each time behind them.

The Magic Mesh Screen doors allow you to walk outside with a armful of drinks or food easily without having to open and close the door behind you.

I was concerned about installing the Magic Mesh because my house has vinyl siding. However, the Magic Mesh comes with heavy duty velcro that is sewn into the fabric binding and easily attaches to the top and side of your door’s frame.

It was super easy to install, no tools, no fuss, no mess. Simply apply the velcro strip to the frame and place the Magic Mesh Screen Door into place. The velcro will hold the screen door in place. Additional tacks are included that can be used on wood frames to give additional attaching.

Since the magnets attract each side, when you walk through the Magic Mesh Screen Door, it automatically closes behind you. Walking through the Magic MeshScreen Door is easy, really just walk through the door, you can even push with your tush.  Since the Magic Mesh Screen Door closes behind you, it keep out the flies and bugs and allows you to have a nice cool breeze and fresh air in your home.

l would definitely recommend the Magic Mesh Screen Door. It is easy to install and easy to use and best of all keeps the flies out of my house.

A 5 Star Product

Magic Mesh is the hands-free screen door that lets you keep fresh air in and annoying bugs out. It fits single doors, sliding doors, RVs and more. It opens easily and then instantly closes behind you.

I really like this version of the Magic Mesh Screen Door, it has long magnetic strips instead of numerous smaller magnets which ensure a gap free closure. Heavy duty velcro is sewn into the binding from top to bottom.

Top Rated Magnetic Screen Door at Amazon with a whopping 4 1/2 stars.

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Using a combination of long magnet strips and strong magnet blocks, Instant Bug Mesh magnets are sewn into the seam providing a perfect seal from top to bottom.

Instant Bug Mesh has a full length Velcro strip sewn into the mesh across the top and down each side. Additional push pins are provided for an installation strong enough to handle years of heavy household traffic. Installs in minutes.

See and feel the difference of the high quality polyester used in Instant Bug Mesh, a stronger, more durable mesh which feels soft, is machine washable and keeps more bugs out with a Perfect Gap Free Seal.Using a combination of long magnet strips and strong magnet blocks, Instant Bug Mesh magnets are sewn into the seam providing a perfect seal from top to bottom.

Instant Bug Mesh has a full length Velcro strip sewn into the mesh across the top and down each side. Additional push pins are provided for an installation strong enough to handle years of heavy household traffic. Installs in minutes

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Magnetic Mesh Screen Doors, top rated by you, the Consumer.

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Leaf Bag Holders

leaf bag holder

It Yard Clean Up Time

Every fall and spring it’s yard clean up time and that’s why I have leaf bag holders.

Got Leaves? I do, lots of trees and lots of leaves.

I really don’t mind the raking, I kind of enjoy it. It’s putting all those leaves in the bag that’s a killer. Trying to hold the bag in one hand or laying it down and holding it with my foot while sweeping in the leaves and only getting half in that drives me nuts. Getting leaves into bags can be annoying enough to test anyone’s patience. Bending and trying to hold it while putting the leaves in, heck we only have two hands.

Holding The Bag

I appreciate anything gizmo or gadget that makes my life easier. When I first saw these I thought “I HAVE to have one” with the amount of debris and leaves that I have to pick up numerous times a year.

I have to say that I really was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked and it actually has a few different uses.

So who’s left holding the bag, not me! And I don’t have my hubby calling me to help him either.

You can also use it to hold your cans or plastic for recycling in your garage. You won’t have those bags flopping over with cans rolling around your garage. Throw in your cans and when it’s full or on garbage pick up day, pull it out and put it out.

They are inexpensive so having one or two around is definitely a plus.

Do You Hold Your Bags?

I really think that leaf bag holders or loader is a must for any gardener. It has many benefits and over all just makes your gardening and yard clean up so much easier. You can also use it for your weeding since it is light enough to be portable. Just take it with you as you weed and clean, throw the debris in the bag and you are set to go. No more dragging that bag with you.

They hold your bag upright without it blowing in the wind or collapsing while you are trying to put leaves, weeds or debris into the bag. When it is full simply remove the from the stand , tie and discard.

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