Pumpkins as containers! More specifically ice buckets.
I had this idea and have never seen it before so I wanted to post it on the blog and over the next couple of weeks will post some ways to make this more of a decorative Ice bucket. With halloween getting close we have our hats on thinking of ways to decorate for our Annual Halloween costume party at the winery.
Great Ideas Decorating Ideas for Fall!
We grow lots of pumpkins hear on the Farm and thought we would share some of the creative things we do with them around the winery!
Here is a pumpkin we used for a planter to hold a mum.
Tip 1: We spray the inside of the mum with paint to seal it so it will last the entire season.
Tip 2: We set pumpkins on cardboard to help keep them off the concrete. Helping to slow transfer of hot and cold temperature changes in midwest to the pumpkin. Helping it last longer.
Did you know?
- Missouri wine country has German roots dating back to the early 19th century, earning the area the nickname “Rhineland”, which also refers to the wine country in Germany.
- Missouri’s hot summers and rocky Ozark soil make it excellent for growing grapes.
- By the mid-1800’s, Missouri was producing a higher volume of wine than any other state in the US.
- Missouri was the second largest wine producing state before prohibition.
- Missouri has the first area that was federally designated an AVA (American Viticultural Area)
- The only winery allowed to continue producing wine during prohibition was St. Stanislaus Novitiate (St. Louis), so that they could continue making sacramental wine
- Missouri helped save France’s vineyards in the 1870s after a pest destroyed huge amounts of vine.
- Popular varietals of grapes are the Cynthiana/Norton, Concord, Catawba, Vignoles, Seyval, and Chambourcin
- As of 2012, Missouri has over 115 wineries.
- In 2003, the Missouri legislature voted to make the Cynthiana/Norton grape the official state grape.