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    Today, 12:34 PM
    LOL! Too funny! :D Well, the rest of my sunflowers have finally been sprouting in my greenhouse so, once the weather gets warm and not windy and raining, again, I'll get those planted out in the garden. I finally have my mini October Pumpkin, Daisy Gourd, Cucumber and Zucchini seeds all in their germination baggies. In a couple days, I should, hopefully, have some germination happening and I can get them potted. Once they get to first true leaf size, outside they will go!! All of them...
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    05-18-2019, 01:41 PM
    It's amazing all that you are doing for your pumpkins, Col. Kdestra, great score on the patio set...I'd have grabbed that up, too, in a heartbeat!!!
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    05-15-2019, 01:23 PM
    Sorry to hear about the millet getting munched. :( I deal with plant destruction via hungry woodland critters on a daily basis...
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    05-15-2019, 01:22 PM
    Our weather is, finally, warming up to outdoor planting temps!! Now that our lows are out of the danger zone...so far...and our highs are jumping up to 70's and 80's all of the sudden (why do we never have a nice, long Spring or Fall, anymore?? Just right up to 80's...sigh...), I went ahead and started planting my seedlings in ground, outside. Of course, no sooner do I do this and the weather says possible severe storms, tomorrow. Sigh, again. Here's to hoping everything doesn't get pummeled. ...
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    05-10-2019, 11:10 AM
    Hey everyone, we're in the planning stages of our haunt this year. We're thinking about doing a Jack the Ripper theme. There isn't a whole lot out there that I can find of other haunts doing this theme. I have spoken to a few folks though, and if anyone HAS done a Jack the Ripper theme, I'd love to chat with you! Otherwise, I'll go ahead and throw out my ideas so far. I would love to hear feedback and constructive criticism! So, first things first - our haunt is built around a roughly 100...
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    05-08-2019, 10:59 AM
    Interesting. If I can get some of each to germinate and get to full size/bloom, it'll be cool to see the differences in the two and what they each attract in my area. I love sunflowers...they are gorgeous and always give me those first "Fall is coming" feelings in the Summer...plus, they give me seeds for the animals for the Winter!
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    05-08-2019, 08:57 AM
    I got my Sunflowers started, yesterday, in my greenhouse. I just kept forgetting to start them...grrrr. Oh well. They are both Giant varieties: the Mammoth Gray Stripes I usually plant and some new Russian Giant ones that a friend sent me some seeds of. We will see how they do as, last year, animals ripped all mine up and the one that made it was broken before it could bloom...sigh... It's getting closer and closer to time to start germinating my pumpkins, squash and cucumbers...counting...
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    05-08-2019, 08:53 AM
    :eek: Well...I guess one is better than none! I hope that one you have, so far, makes it and gives you some gourds! Here's to hoping maybe some stragglers will germinate and pop up for you to give your single one some friends!
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    05-07-2019, 06:34 PM
    I haven't been on here in so long so I am catching up. Saki, that voodoo kit is awesome. I have been planning to add a voodoo section to my yard but just have never pulled it off. I have quite a few pieces of things but just haven't had the follow through. offmymeds I have some things for you.
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    05-07-2019, 06:08 PM
    This is going to be so much fun. I know you and your work with cardboard that looks like the real deal. Can't wait to follow this along! Would love to attend.
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    05-07-2019, 05:49 PM
    Great haul Dawnski! I would love to find a bunch of scene setters or any witch or wizard of fortune teller stuff like that!
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    05-07-2019, 05:45 PM
    I bought this last week for $5. The woman said that the sound was broken but could probably be fixed. She agreed to ship it to me and packed it up in lots of bubble wrap and sent it. Shipping was a little over $11 and well worth it. Sound does work, but I haven't done much more than pull it out the box and flip on the switch for a few seconds. I also scored a 6 ft. witch for $25. It was in a small town about an hour and a half from me. I have an ex student who lives there so I PayPal 'd her...
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    05-07-2019, 03:01 PM
    This is my skip year but I'm doing an 80s themed party for 2020. Got a whole bunch of giveaway items for the kids and 80s decor items too. Thought I was buying a lot. One day someone bought 3 shopping carts full of costumes. Today a guy in a huge white van had at least 100 bags of party merchandise. Got to imagine that some of these people are reselling at flea markets or something. Sorry, don't know why this photo ended up upside down.
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    05-07-2019, 02:57 PM
    Okay, I have been in my own personal Halloween heaven these last couple weeks. There is a solitary Party City that is closing down near my house. They have been putting out their Halloween items at 70 to 90 percent off. Got a whole bunch of wall scene setters too! These photos are only half of what I've bought. Picked up a ton of costumes for my props too. I've been stopping in every couple days as they keep bringing more stuff out. I've spent around $250 but have picked up $1000 worth...
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    05-07-2019, 02:24 PM
    Hello and welcome! I am also in NC, based in Winston-Salem. Good to see another NC haunter
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    05-07-2019, 01:17 PM
    Stinkerbell those are awesome ideas. what do you attach the sides to? I would love to do something like this but don't have poles or anything to attach sides to. I just looked at your link and saw the canopies put together. Duh, I never thought of that either! Smacks my head. We have had so much rain the past few years, I really wish I could use my large screened porch in the back yard, but hubby is adamant about not having them in the back. He is afraid of lawsuits and I keep telling we...
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  • WitchyKitty's Avatar
    05-06-2019, 12:16 PM
    Like ooojen and some others, our weather is still too up and down to start and pumpkins or squash. All I have planted outside is still some lettuce and carrots...which recently started sprouting...and I just transplanted some of my flower seedlings from my greenhouse into my fairy garden, which I set up, yesterday, and into pots. We will see how they do with our up and down temps and more upcoming rainy weather (come on, Illinois is already drowning and flooding!!). I still have Marigolds,...
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    04-26-2019, 11:01 AM
    I have my Pumpkin on a Stick's sprouting, too. They are doing pretty good. I hope I'll get to plant them outside, soon...but, alas, not yet, as we have possible snow coming this weekend. As for the grow lights, previously I had just been using regular under cabinet lights attached to each shelf in my mini greenhouse. For my birthday in December, my husband bought me an actual LED grow light with the red and blue lights to replace my regular light that fried itself. While the regular lights I...
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    Oh I hadn't heard of La Llorona at all. I'll have to look that up. I find it funny that the areas where a lot of this stuff originated are now just starting to come back to it.

    I do remember reading somewhere about a parade that a woman started as an alternative to Halloween vandalism, which seemed to be kind of the start of costumes at Halloween, at least as we know them today. But it's been a long time so I may be misremembering.

    Anyway, thanks for the info. Looks like there's still lots to learn about Halloween.
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    Hey Greenwick! Thanks for the friend request.

    I thought your comments about Halloween were pretty interesting. It really is a holiday that has always been in pretty serious flux. I used to download oldtime radio shows from the 40s, and back then it seemed really undefined. Sometimes the stories would just be about Trick or Treating. Other times they focus on pulling pranks or scaring people. I'm surprised no one is complaining that indoor plumbing was invented to prevent people from tipping over out-houses and Halloween has been under siege ever since!

    I love Halloween because it's a great time to get creative - it's basically theater. But I don't think it's so precious that we need protect it. It'll continue to change and evolve. 15 years ago Trick or Treating in shopping malls was huge. I think going door to door has made a comeback but I think there's also a lot more places having Halloween events (the zoo, the local philharmonic and the historical village here are all doing things this year.) I think you basically said as much in your post, but Halloween provides a necessary creative outlet and so it's always going to be around in some form or another.

    I'm gonna probably avoid that thread from now on though. These kinds of opinions aren't easily changed.
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I am a puppeteer and artist! Approximately half the year, my brain is caught up with utter obsession over Halloween.
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Monster plant lab (Poison Ivy/Riddler Lair) 2016

by Greenwick on 11-01-2015 at 11:33 AM
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I'm not even gonna get the post-Halloween Blues, because now I can finally officially start my plans! This coming year's theme is a lab again, this time with monster plants as the main attraction. Because I'm planning on dressing as a version of Poison Ivy, and my husband is probably dressing as the Riddler, I decided to give it a slight Batman theme as well.

I want to try making one structure, and then really using the house and yard layout to my advantage. So far I've only decorated

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Greenwick's likes /dislikes list for the 2nd reaper 2015 (saving for my own notes)

by Greenwick on 10-17-2015 at 03:10 PM
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I highly underestimated how much stuff to put in my likes/dislikes in my original application! Love seeing what everyone else has posted. So many ideas! I'll probably be editing this a bit between today & tomorrow.


First off, I love crafting! My husband & I are artists who adore Halloween, so it's a nice time of year to just go wild. Second, we are total geeks! Love anything to do with science, animals, & comic books. Also Lovecraft & old radio plays, classic

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Mad Science Party

by Greenwick on 10-17-2015 at 01:10 PM
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I had my party this Thursday, and it turned out great! Had a few cancellations, but still a good number of friends showed up. Finally got people from my art group to meet people from my writing group!

I'm adding pictures to this album: https://www.halloweenforum.com/member...en-2015-a.html

i only set up two rooms, and I went simple since time ran out. But I am pleased! Everyone had a good time.


Now for some notes:

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Aaaaaaaah so many things

by Greenwick on 09-23-2015 at 10:20 AM
LESS THAN TEN DAYS TILL OCTOBER WHAT DO!

I am gathering together materials to make things for my Secret Reaper victim. Also have to get some things for a dear friend whose birthday falls wisely in the middle of October. And then there is the garden to get ready for the winter! Need to pull up all the old plants & plant the nitrogen fixing mix.

Based on how the garden did this year, I'm planning to grow a ton of sunflowers next year. I've saved seeds from the gorgeous

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