Bring on the magic of fall with beautiful pumpkin arrangements (no carving!)
Thomas J. Story
Round pumpkins or squash with flat bottoms, such as kabocha or Italian stripe, make great vessels for plants. Cut off the top third and hollow out the bottom two-thirds, leaving about an inch of flesh all the way around. Add a small amount of potting soil, then arrange succulents inside. Fill in any gaps with more potting soil. Use a small paring knife to cut a thin layer off the rim for a clean look. When the pumpkin or squash is past its prime, repot the succulents.