When I first saw this I thought, “Wow, that’s a lot of effort for something that’s going to rot in two weeks.” Then I realized that it’s probably a Funkin instead of a real gourd. Duh.
In that case, it’s a great way to have a little Halloween on display year-’round. Not only could you carve the fake pumpkin with an interestingly spooky design, the interior planting could be gothed up as desired. I love the miniature pumpkins nestled into the foliage of this one (Pumpception!), but little gravestones would be cute too. The plants could be swapped out for trailing miniature ivy, one of the darker varieties of Peperomia, and other shade-tolerant varieties.
Fake pumpkins can be on the expensive side, but they’re often on clearance after Halloween so be sure to keep an eye out for them.
The creator of this garden, incidentally, appears to be a business called Cottage Home and Garden; their Halloween at the Cottage Pinterest board has a couple of other “fairy garden” plantings like this black one, and they also sell miniatures for decorating the gardens. Most of them are a little on the cutesy side, but this trellis is nice.
Searching for “fairy garden” brings up plenty of other suppliers; My Fairy Gardens has some attractive landscaping and seasonal items, and The Fairy Garden Store has a large selection of stuff. You could also look for appropriately-scaled dollhouse or model railroad miniatures as well.
Bonus link: Check out this fairy garden housed in a book (fourth photo down). Something like a row of gravestones set into a copy of Dracula would be kind of awesome.
(via Halloween Crafts)