Regardless of what kind of Jack-O-Lantern that you want for this Halloween, Plants, etc., in Harrison, AR, has you covered. Plants, etc., Is Your Jack-O-Lantern Junction.
Once you get your pumpkins home, you may just want to mix them with some mums or some fountain grass and make yourself a fall arrangement.
Or you may want to cook your pumpkins. On Thanksgiving one year, I baked a cheesy chicken soup inside the cavity of a real pumpkin. That was both delicious and gorgeous on my Thanksgiving buffet
.But many of you will follow the Halloween tradition and will carve at least one Jack-O-Lantern this year, and we thought that you might like to take a peek at some free Jack designs. Plants, etc., if Jack-O-Lantern Junction.
If you need some ideas for Jack-O-Lantern Designs, I’ve added a few below:
Several years ago, I found the following Before and After Jack-O-Lantern Designs on the Better Homes and Gardens Site. I can’t find that link now, but I know that these designs came from BHG.com.
The History of the Jack-O-Lantern
The History Channel tells us that the concept of Jack-O-Lanterns at Halloween stems from an old Irish tradition Supposedly, it all began when a codgy, old Irishman began playing tricks on the devil, and after the old man died, the devil retaliated:
“He sent Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the Earth with it ever since. The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as “Jack of the Lantern,” and then, simply “Jack O’Lantern.”
“In Ireland and Scotland, people began to make their own versions of Jack’s lanterns by carving scary faces into turnips or potatoes and placing them into windows or near doors to frighten away Stingy Jack and other wandering evil spirits. In England, large beets are used. Immigrants from these countries brought the jack-o’-lantern tradition with them when they came to the United States. They soon found that pumpkins, a fruit native to America, make perfect jack-o’-lanterns.” History.com