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    Chris Olsen on choosing pumpkins, mini gardens

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Chris Olsen from Botanica Gardens always has great advice on home and gardening projects.

    Segment 1: The Perfect Pumpkin
    Most of you are probably thinking about decorating your porch and inside with lots of pumpkins.  Remember Autumn is about harvest so load up on all the different varieties of pumpkins and gourds that are currently on the market. Mix it up and add pizazz by incorporating other autumn accessories such as Terra Cotta aged pots, old outdoor antiques and tools, corn stalks and even firewood. These items will give your home a warm fuzzy vibe for this fall season. 
    Here are some of Chris's favorite varieties of pumpkins:  Kamo Kamo, Autumn Cup squash, Lumina pumpkin, Jarrahdale pumpkin, Peanut pumpkin, the big Prizewinner pumpkin, Fairytale and the Cinderella pumpkin, and of course the old fashion Jack-O-Lantern.  The more the better when it comes to pumpkins and gourds..

    Segment 2: Miniature Gardens
    No excuses! Even if you live in an apartment or a small loft you can now have your very own landscaped garden. Why not create your own miniature garden? You read it right....there are so many different miniature garden accessories that you can design your own indoor yard. You can incorporate miniature arbors, fences, houses, fountains, pots, urns, and even light fixtures. Have fun and create the yard of your dreams with no maintenance at a fraction of the cost of a real outdoor landscape.

    Check out the videos for step-by-step instructions! And you can always visit Chris at Botanica Gardens, located at 1601 Rebsamen Park Road, for help on any gardening projects.

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