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I can hear those hinges creaking for the first time in a long time and see cobwebs and ghosts haunting the doorway. Oh yes, the challenge is on! Create your Jack O’Lantern for Halloween and enter the project in
our GardenTenders’ Halloween Challenge. Make it fun and inspire us with your creativity.

PRIZES

Lee Valley will provide 3 random winners with the following great prizes:

  1. $50 gift card
  2. Lee Valley Kitchen Calculator
  3. Lee Valley gardening t-shirt

Get your Project in by Saturday November 1st and the winners will be announced on November 2nd. Are you up for the challenge?

HOW TO ENTER

  1. SUBMIT your challenge entry as a project and tag it with challenge02 (of course you may add any additional tags too):

    Note that you don’t need to use ‘challenge02’ in the project title (use the meaningful title instead).
  2. You can submit only one entry – give it your best shot.
  3. Describe your entry and how it inspires you to enjoy the Halloween season
  4. The entry deadline is November 1st.
  5. Winners will be announced online at GardenTenders.com on November 2nd.

The Challenge is on. Let the games begin!

-- Michal, http://gardentenders.com



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jroot

5046 posts in 2196 days
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posted 2108 days ago

Sounds like fun.

I wonder what Dan can do with his humorous pumpkin. LOL

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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posted 2108 days ago

haha that’s a scary thought!! spoooky :)

Yes, J. it does sound like fun!
And the Lee Valley prizes are cool, as well!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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dini

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posted 2108 days ago

Fun!
And cool prizes!
Oh wait, MsDeb just said that!

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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MsDebbieP

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posted 2107 days ago

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

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posted 2107 days ago

ROTFLMAO . That was pretty scary MsD. :-)
Contest sounds like fun.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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jroot

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posted 2107 days ago

Neat audio, MsDebbieP. You’ve been a busy gal. ... all three sites. :)

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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posted 2107 days ago

I just use the fairy doors to get from one site to another ;)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

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posted 2107 days ago

Ha-ha-ha! or maybe I should say—-Whoo-oo-o! Loved the audio Ms.Deb. :-)) This sounds like fun and inspiring too. I just happened to pick up a pumpkin yesterday and was wondering how it would look this year.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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GrandmaT

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posted 2107 days ago

Loved the audio MsDeb!!! Should be a fun competition!!!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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posted 2103 days ago

Gonna be carving pumpkins this week to help Keene win the world record back from Boston – with the most lit Jack-O-Lanterns in one place at one time. This whole thing kinda just started by accident when I was a freshman, with people just bringing their jack-o-lanterns out and putting them around the town square… and a few years later they created the category and won, the Guinness Record!.. a couple other towns and cities tried over the years, but the little ol college town managed to keep, and keep breaking the world record. Personally I think It’s pretty sad it took a city the size of Boston to finally take the record away. – that’s like bragging about beating your 3 year old at checkers…
But, sure is fun to see old friends and stroll (the widest Main Street in North America) when the road is blocked, pumpkins are everywhere, free cartoons at the old movie house and fried apple “donuts” to be had.

http://www.pumpkinfestival.org

-- southern NH. - smack dab in the middle of 5a and 5b - with lots of shade and full sun, in all the wrong places.

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MsDebbieP

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posted 2103 days ago

hahaha I hear the roar of the challenge… “like bragging about…” hahaha the rivalry sounds like a lot of fun!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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posted 2098 days ago

Well, I purchased the pumpkin today, and finished the multijointed scarecrow, so I am certainly considering submitting.

What I don’t see, is WHERE to submit. We are told to submit, but I don’t see an active link. Am I missing something, or have my poor old eyes faded, or my even older brain taken a winter’s nap ? Is it posted in the blogs, or projects, or videos? Je suis tres confuse.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Michal Bulla

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posted 2098 days ago

Hey Jroot,
it’s really simple. You can just post a project with your pumpkin and tag it with challenge02. Btw. good to hear there is first Jack O’Lantern made for our challenge.

-- Michal, http://gardentenders.com

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jroot

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posted 2098 days ago

Okay, now I understand. It has to be posted in the ”PROJECT” file and tagged with ”challenge02”. I can do that. You are quite right. It’s really simple. Too bad my brain wasn’t functioning on ”Simple”. LOL

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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mmh

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posted 2092 days ago

I’m sure your New Hampshire community has more devout enthusiasm than Boston even if they have a higher population. How can anyone admire a town who’s residents have to be “Paid” to cooperate with a recycling program? I just saw this on the Green Planet channel and they were bragging that it took monitary credit to local vendors to get them to participate in recylcing their trash. That may be great to get something for your trash, but the whole idea of recycling should be for the enthusiasm to participate in a worthy cause. Sooo, my vote is for KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE!

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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mmh

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posted 2092 days ago

I will carve my pumpkin tonight and send it over!

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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jroot

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posted 2092 days ago

I carved mine, but have yet to “place” it. I’m waiting until it rots a little. LOL

I ran into some difficulty with a dull knife. ”Why doesn’t she keep her knives sharp? Is it purely so I cut myself, and make a mess of anything I carve?”

LOL

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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posted 2089 days ago

time is almost out for this challenge.
I have to say that it was a LOT of fun, even if my idea didn’t “cut it” (hahaha get it?? I couldn’t get the GT person to “cut” right?)
All the entries were SPOOK-tacular jack o’lanterns!!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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