Garden Show Scarecrows

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

I have waited until it was close to Halloween to post photos of the scarecrows from the New Orleans Garden Show which was two weeks ago. The scarecrows are made by local schools and garden groups. Here are a few to scare you for Halloween.


Happy Halloween


Eight Legs to Hold You


Belle of the Ball


Mistress Mary


Dr. Kleen-Jekyell and Mr. Erl-Slick


How appropriate considering how our summer was ruined by the oil spill in the Gulf.


4 and 20 Blackbirds Baked in a Pie


Horror T. Culture



I think my favorite was the last one. Both of these scarecrows were made completely with organic materials. The smaller one had a gourd head and pampas grass plumes for a body. The larger one had its head made out of a sunflower seedhead; its hat was made of mums; its hair was Spanish moss; the dress was made of palmetto fronds, rosemary, and globe amaranth flowers for decoration. This certainly showed a clever use of materials. Hope you enjoyed seeing these scarecrows as much as we did.



  1. October 30, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Hi Jan, fantastic! How very creative people are, what a nice display of Halloween decorations.

    Happy Halloween


  2. Jake said,

    November 3, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Those are very cool and a neat idea for this time of year.


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