Pumpkins: Hands down the best part of a Texas fall — and where to find them

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If you're looking for unique styles of pumpkins this Halloween, head to North Haven Garden.
If you’re looking for unique styles of pumpkins this Halloween, head to North Haven Garden.

Fall conjures up images of cozy scarves, colorful leaves and warm cider by the fire. Except we live in Dallas, where the summer sun has yet to fully relent its beating rays. Scarves often cause unpleasant neck sweat and standing next to a roaring fire might cause heat stroke.

Luckily, we do have one bright beacon to remind us that autumn has arrived, despite the days of 90-degree weather. The pumpkin. Happily perched on porches, they greet us every October. However they come — orange, white or green – this punch of autumn is an instant sign of the season that is both welcoming and, frankly, needed to give us hope cooler days are coming. That’s why they are, without question, the best part of fall. But don’t take my word for it, pop culture has already proven this point.

  • They are fun for the whole family – Parents love to decorate with them, kids love to carve and puppies love to play on them.

  • They make excellent disguises — Pay no attention to the man in the pumpkin head.

  • They are multifunctional — They can be decor, baked into pie or made into whatever this thing is (which is pretty awesome, I will be making this):

  • They get out aggression — Who needs one of those “anger rooms” where you can break things when there are pumpkins in the world?

  • They provide a subtle — and artistic — way to throw shade at your frenemies — I’m not sure there’s a better way to let someone know what you really think than with a creepy realistic pumpkin carving.

North Haven Gardens has everything you’ll need to make a festive fall ­­— from gourds and pumpkins of every shape and color to artful décor pumpkins topped with succulents. Whether your autumn is classic or kooky, or your Halloween plans are more trick than treat, these garden experts have you covered.

Pumpkins come in all colors, shapes and sizes at North Haven Gardens.
Pumpkins come in all colors, shapes and sizes at North Haven Gardens.
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