The Promise of Pumpkins — And a New Sale Date!

Pumpkin vine on the picket fence

Pumpkin vine on the picket fence

Fall brings out the passion for all things autumn.  This year I planted pumpkins in any bit of earth I thought had enough sun for them to flourish.  The vines in the step beds behind the picket fence are doing well.  I spotted at least four pumpkins; one is even turning a creamy yellow.  My husband is not happy that the exuberant vine in the picture is creeping its way toward the front lawn; I am trying to convince it to remain in the perennial border so its tendrils are not clipped by the lawn mower.

This fall especially I want a lot of pumpkins for our September Sale.  Pumpkins on hay bales, pumpkins on garden pedestals, pumpkins in old galvanized tubs and buckets and farm baskets…

SPEAKING OF PUMPKINS…The Morton Pumpkin Festival threw me a surprise curve this year.  I set my sale date on what I thought was the weekend AFTER the festival.  Wrong!  For the first time in my recollection the festival is the third week of September, not the second.  Someone mentioned the date had to do with the late Labor Day.  As a result, our Farm Grove September Sale will be SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th beginning at 10 a.m. 


Grow little pumpkin!


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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