Here's a tip that makes it easy to scoop out a pumpkin for pies and soups. Poke holes in the pumpkin with a fork. Bake the pumpkin in a pre-heated 375° oven until softened. A 5 pound pumpkin will take about an hour. Remove the pumpkin from the oven and allow to cool. Slice across the middle and scoop out the flesh.
Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees
Out this month is Dr. Michael Dirr's newest, Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs. His book Manual of Woody Landscape Plants has been a go to reference around the office years so we're excited about his latest book. Published by Timber Press.