Scary Stuff

“Scary Stuff”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 

Scarecrows are useful for keeping birds away from crops, but the ones that schools and gardens clubs recently made for display were clever as well.

One that was just right for Halloween was Edgar Allen Poe-sy made by the Master Gardners of New Orleans.  They even added Lenore’s grave.

Edgar Allen Posey (redu)


Alligators are plentiful in south Louisiana, but I’ve never seen a gardening one.  Here was one called Ali E Gardener.


Ali E (redu)


Ali E sign (redu)


My favorite one and one I would love to have in my garden was made by a talented art class in a public elementary school in New Orleans.  With the wind blowing the strips of fabric, this bird would surely keep the birds away.


Bird Scarecrow (redu)


Bird Scarecrow Clsp (redu)


But, the cutest ones were little ballerinas in Hooray for Ballet.  While not scary, they certainly were adorable.


Ballet Scarecrow (redu)




  1. Janet said,

    October 31, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Being a ballerina, I like the ballerina scarecrows…just wonderful. (though the others are all very nice as well)

  2. Lana said,

    October 31, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Those were all very clever. I particularly enjoyed Poe!

  3. Melody said,

    November 1, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Interesting and fun variations of scarecrows. I want some for my yard:)

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