Saturday, October 13, 2012

Decorating with Osage oranges

I love Osage oranges, those crazy big green things that fall from Osage Orange trees, at least in my neck of the woods, here in Pennsylvania. My kids think that they look like big green brains and they are kinda right. They are also known as hedge apples and in the mid-west, where you can also find them, they are sold in grocery stores. I'm not quite sure why though, because you can't eat them. But, I do love them this time of year and I am always looking on the side of the road for them. If you are lucky, you may even be able to stumble across some of them laying on the ground. Now, I don't recommend stealing them off of someones yard but if you happen to find them on the side of the road, out in the middle of nowhere, then I say pick them up! What a hazard they may cause to someone driving- right? So that is how I got mine and they are so fun to decorate with this time of year. Here are a few ways I have them around my house, and best of all, like I said, if you are lucky enough, they are free! 

They make great centerpieces

I had these out like this for a party, they are so fun and colorful.

I threw some out front too mixed in with my mums

Hope you are able to find some in your area. They are perfect for this time of year and would be really fun to decorate with for a Halloween party too. It is great to have such amazing things in nature to enjoy!

1 comment:

Cheryl Lynn said...

I was lucky enough to find some Osage Oranges along the road today. I was wondering if they need to be sprayed for bugs or anything special I should do to them before displaying them indoors?