|Pumpkin immediately before deconstruction this past weekend|
Although the succulents remained firmly in place for 5 weeks, the cuttings were easily removed.
|The succulents were removed, exposing the pumpkin's moss toupee|
I threw away the berries I'd used but most of the succulent cuttings were in fine shape for replanting. They found a new home in the new succulent border I created in November when a dying hedge was removed.
I passed the pumpkin off to the squirrels. Have they touched it? No. Yet they consumed all the pumpkins I used as decorations out by the front door in short order.
|My gift to the squirrels remains untouched. Maybe the moss toupee is putting them off?|
Maybe they're just tired of pumpkin - they've eaten a lot of it already.
|In addition to the mid-sized pumpkin shown here, they - or possibly their raccoon friends - carried off 3 mini pumpkins, including one that had been placed in a hanging basket|
I hope the pumpkin gets eaten before it starts to mold in place. My garden isn't short of fungus this season.
|This fungus is growing on the inside of a half wine barrel used as a planter. Trametes versicolor is my best guess.|
I'll close this post with another succulent, offered as my Wednesday Vignette.
|This noID Gasteria produced a pup, which is held suspended above the parent plant, making me think of Simba's introduction to the pride in "The Lion King"|
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