A Walk In Roger's Gardens At HAlloween 2016

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost. ~Lloyd Douglas

Spooky Time At Rogers Gardens in Corona Del Mar 9/9/2016

The forest is dark and enchanted…branches creak and leaves rustle as trees close in, obscuring the path home.  Wander deep into the shadows and you'll find frightful folklores, fantastical stories and chilling tales.  These bedtime stories will give you nightmares, and you'll discover that not all fairy tales end happily-ever-after.

Did You Know? - Grim Tales is a British children's television program based on fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, featuring Rik Mayall as the storyteller dressed in his pyjamas and dressing gown. The twenty-two episodes were broadcast on ITV from 1989 to 1991,The series is rated TV-14 the released on video and audio cassette, with the slightly different title Grimm Tales.

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Wilhelm Grimm (left) and Jacob Grimm in an 1855

A Quote To Remember:
After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies, entice lovers. ~Emily Luchetti

As We Enter The Gardens...

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Strange looking tomatoes are along the walkway....
Then Paul remembered they were pumpkins

We Wondered Through The Gift Shop

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
The Halloween wreath was beautiful

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
A forest of glass! Do NOT invite the bull into the shop!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
A mans gift... The 'ol DC-3

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
It does indeed take a month to get ready for Christmas at Rogers

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Need a Halloween gift??

We Headed Out Into The Gardens

A Quote To Remember:
Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to. ~Richard Harris Barham

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Ghost  (Jarrahdale) pumpkins!


When cut open they look like a regular pumpkin

Did You Know? - The Jarrahdale pumpkin is native to Australia and a cross between Blue Hubbard and the Cinderella pumpkin. The skin of the Jarrahdale is what makes it so distinctive, with the hard grayish rind contrasted against the thick orange inner flesh.

Jarrahdales can grow from 6 to 120 pounds and will need a lot of room due to the plant's vines that extend up to 30 feet long and 18 inches tall.

Like other pumpkin species, it's a fast-growing plant and can take over your yard, if not thinned out.

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Pumpkins are everywhere

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
The day was magnificent and the flowers even more so

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
The whitest white

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
These little guys were beautiful...

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
The orchids are scared of the pumpkins!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Mother Nature out did herself

Sue Promised NOT To Go Behind Paul And Yell "Boo"

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Around the corner we went.... Not knowing what we will find!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
The Roger's decorators out did themselves

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Mr. Grimm we assume?

 

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Sir! Your diet may be a little much!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Surprise!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Papers everywhere

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Now this is scary!    
His name is "Bow Wow"

A Quote To Remember:
Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title. ~From Scooby-Doo

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Done any serious conjuring recently? This will help!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
We remembered NOT to use the Photoshop red eye removal tool on this picture

We Needed A Rest... And Some Normality

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Careful... There is a flasher in the bushes!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
...or old men in hats who look hungry

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
These were all white this morning.... OK, who has the crayola box?

 

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
He is in charge of keeping the Ravens away

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Looks like the Owl is falling down on the job

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
"Our job is to just lay around"


Love the water globe... It is so romantic...
Make no bones about it

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display

 

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
I am watching you!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
This is one spooky lady!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
A gift for everyone!

 

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
I am just hanging around

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Need a containers for Halloween?

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
What can we say?

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
It's pretty Grimm

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
He watches over his domain from high on the wall

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
A spooky pair indeed

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
We could recommend a good dentist!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
We made it out alive and well... Well sort of and now we are hungry... and thirsty

To The New Restaurant... The Farmhouse

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Interesting pumpkins!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
They call them "knuckle heads" because "warts" sounded unappealing

Did You Know? - Pumpkins are grown all around the world for a variety of reasons ranging from agricultural purposes (such as animal feed) to commercial and ornamental sales. Of the seven continents, only Antarctica is unable to produce pumpkins; the biggest international producers of pumpkins include the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, and China. The traditional American pumpkin used for jack-o-lanterns is the Connecticut Field variety.
As one of the most popular crops in the United States, 1.5 billion pounds (680,000,000 kilograms or 680,000 tons) of pumpkins are produced each year. The top pumpkin-producing states include Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and California.

Knucklehead pumpkins are bright to deep orange in color and covered in varying amounts of warts, scabs or bumps. As the pumpkin matures the skin and warts will change from a dark green to completely orange although some warts will may display slight scabbing or green coloring. Similar to other varieties of pumpkins, Knuckleheads, have a hard, vertically ridged, thick rind and have many culinary uses as well as decorative. These pumpkins grow reliably in an upright shape and range in weight from ten to twenty pounds when ripe.

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
White pumpkins became very popular in the early 2000's

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
No! They are not real!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Do you see spots before your eyes?

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
When your kids bring rocks home... Put them to use!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Great idea!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
A ghost cactus?

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display

We Enjoyed Ourselves At Roger's Gardens Farmhouse

Roger's Gardens and Chef Rich Mead have partnered in establishing a unique and sustainable field-to-fork dining experience at Farmhouse Café located within Roger's Garden.

Located in the heart of Newport Beach, the Café is nestled on over 6 acres in a garden-like setting. The Farmhouse offers the freshest, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to create a healthy based cuisine.

During his 35 years of culinary expertise, Chef Mead has cultivated relationships with the best local farms which allow him to offer the freshest seasonally appropriate salads and specially grown vegetables.

The Farmhouse features exclusive wines, craft beers, signature cocktails and artisan refreshments. This open-air café will serves both lunch and dinner, and is available for special events.

 

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Excellent wine list... This is good!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Hair of the horse that bit you! Huh?

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display Nice setting in the garden

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
Looking across the gardens was a "grim" reminder.... Sorry!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display
We walked toward the car and headed home.... We are dancing tonight!

Visit to Roger's Gardens 9/9/2016 to see Halloween on display