What do Halloween and succulents have in common? They’re sometimes creepy and delightfully sinister.
I’m challenging my Instagram followers to post photos on a page I created: #scarysucculentsdlb. On Oct. 31, my 8-year-old grandson will choose the creepiest, scariest images. Four winners will be notified Nov. 1 and can select as a prize one of my four books (Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, Succulents Simplified or my new Sensational Succulents coloring book).
My publisher ships only to the US and Canada, but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate. If you win, in addition to bragging rights, you can designate a friend in the US or Canada to receive the book.
To enter: If you’re already on Instagram, great! Follow me @DebraLBaldwin, leave a comment after one of my Creepy-Scary Succulent posts, and tag a friend to help get the word out. Then on your own page, post a photo of a sinister looking succulent (examples follow). Add the hash tag #scarysucculentsdlb so it’ll appear with the rest.
To stir the pot (evil cackle), here are some of my own photos:
Get your kids or grandkids involved! Have fun — Debra
from Gardening Gone Wild http://gardeninggonewild.com/?p=30718
A few months ago I was sitting in an Irish pub with The Beer Nut and I did what any American would do: I held my pint glass aloft and said “Sláinte” with gusto. Hey, that’s what the Irish do when they offer a toast, right? Fortunately, just as the word was dying in my mouth, shamrocks, leprechauns, and Blarney stones trooped through my mind and I had the good sense to ask John (the Nut’s actual
from Beervana http://beervana.blogspot.com/2016/10/how-we-toast.html
In a bit more than two weeks, Portland’s premier literary event, Wordstock, hits town. As one component of that, on Friday, November 4, there will be a simultaneous happening across downtown and in the Pearl–mostly in places that serve drinks. In three phases, book events, readings, and various literary fun stuff will happen, including a talk I’ll be giving at the Big Legrowlski:
The idea of a session IPA is irresistible: all the intense flavor and aroma from a traditional IPA without all the booze (and calories, if you care about that). The problem is that they’re hard to make. With a standard IPA, brewers have a very solid foundation to work with–lots of malt body and often a touch of caramel flavor–onto which they can build stories and stories (or layers) of hop
Is there anything that could make me dislike Not Your Father’s Root Beer more? Of course there is:
Small Town Brewery, the creator of Not Your Father’s Root Beer, and esteemed spirits brand Jägermeister have teamed up for the first time to create innovative fall cocktails with a touch of herbs and spices; the key elements both brands are known for. Jägermeister’s botanical flavors harmonize