Halloween decorating & party guide

Creative jack-o'-lanterns, no-carve pumpkins, and surprises from the kitchen

23 spooky plants for Halloween

Who needs Halloween decorations when nature provides such bizarre and beautiful creations? Display these flowers and plants to add a little haunt to your house this season...if you dare

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Octopi on sticks
Aya Brackett

Octopi on sticks

Like little sea creatures tethered to sticks, Octopus orchids (Prosthechea cochleate) are a great addition to Halloween decorations.

To grow: These orchids can take a light frost if they’re protected, but should be moved indoors in a hard freeze. They don’t like to be dried out or exposed to hot sun. An atrium or porch is ideal.


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