Everything coming to Freevee in October 2023

It’s going to be a quiet month on broadcast, so we’re turning to streaming platforms to give us entertainment. The problem is we don’t want to have to pay for yet another one, so it’s time to turn to the free streamers.

Amazon has its own, Freevee. It was known as IMDb TV before. There is one new original series arriving and plenty of movies for the whole family.

Everything coming to Freevee in October 2023

All Freevee Originals are denoted with the asterisks.

October 1


The Drew Barrymore Show (2020)


12 Angry Men (1957)

A Chorus Line (1985)

A Haunted House (2013)

All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)

Allied (2016)

Black Rock (2012)

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

From Beyond (1986)

Gang Related (1997)

Ghost World (2001)

Hair (1979)

Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1981)

Last Night in Soho (2021)

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (2013)

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Oculus (2013)

One for the Money (2012)

Pitch Perfect (2012)

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019)

Quigley Down Under (1990)

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

Shaft (2019)

Sixteen Candles (1984)

The Alamo (1960)

The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Bounty (1984)

The Change-Up (2011)

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)

The Great Train Robbery (1978)

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

The Other Woman (2014)

The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018)

The Proposal (2009)

The Roommate (2011)

The Secret of NIMH (1982)

The Vampire Lovers (1970)

The Watch (2012)

Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)

What’s Your Number? (2011)

October 20


*Bosch: Legacy S2 (2023)

October 27


Smelliville (2021)

October 29


Die in a Gunfight (2021)

Source: Everything coming to Amazon’s Freevee in October 2023 (amazonadviser.com)

Biden Admin Announces Plans To Shutter National Parks If GOP Forces A Shutdown

The looming government shutdown threatens to severely limit public access to America’s national parks and deliver a crushing economic blow to communities that rely on park tourism.

On a call with reporters late Thursday, Biden administration officials detailed plans to shutter the majority of national park sites around the country in an effort to prevent the kind of damage sustained when the Trump administration opted to keep them open during the lengthy 2018-19 shutdown. 

The federal government is set to come to a screeching halt when annual funds run dry at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, unless lawmakers in Congress are able to reach an eleventh-hour deal.

The senior administration official stressed that a shutdown would “severely impact every corner” of the National Park Service, which manages 425 individual sites spanning more than 85 million acres. 

“At National Park Service units across the country, gates will be locked, visitor centers will be closed, and thousands of park rangers will be furloughed,” the official said. “Accordingly, the public will be encouraged not to visit sites during this period of lapse in appropriations out of consideration for protection of natural and cultural resources, as well as visitor safety. At the end of the day, the parks belong to all of us and we all share in their stewardship.”

Article and photo © Provided by HuffPost

Cordyline Hot Pepper Plant

Cordyline Hot Pepper Plant, also known as Cordyline fruticosa ‘Hot Pepper,’ is a popular ornamental plant that belongs to the Asparagaceae family. The plant is named for its attractive and vibrant red foliage, which resembles the fiery color of hot peppers.

Botanical Name: Cordyline fruticosa ‘Hot Pepper’ USDA Zones: 9-11

One of the most amazing Cordyline Hot Pepper Plant Landscaping Uses is getting a pair of square planters and turning them into cordyline container gardens with beautiful blooms.

Or, A little bit of Cordyline and white gravel are all you need for the perfect tropical garden bed to spruce up the landscape.

Tropical Cordyline Landscape

Also, adding Cordylines to vibrant green foliage is a wonderful way to change the landscape with minimal effort.

Source: Cordyline Hot Pepper Plant Information and Landscaping Uses (balconygardenweb.com)

When does daylight saving time end? 

Daylight saving time for 2023 will end on Nov. 5 with most Americans having to “fall back” for the biannual time change and turn their clocks back an hour — and it looks likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future.

Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images© Provided by CBS News

Two Florida Republicans introduced the Sunshine Protection Act of 2023 in March to make daylight saving time permanent after the proposal faltered in the last Congress, but so far the bill hasn’t made any significant inroads, all but guaranteeing that most Americans will have another year of changing their clocks. 

In 2022, a CBS News/YouGov poll found 46% of Americans supported having daylight saving time year-round while 33% wanted to make standard time permanent. Just over a fifth of Americans, 21%, preferred keeping things the way they are.

Americans in most states will have to turn their clocks back an hour on Sunday, Nov. 5, when standard time resumes. It will last until the second Sunday of March 2024, when daylight saving time starts again.

Source: cbs news©

What’s Coming to Netflix in October 2023

Note: This list will primarily cover the Netflix US releases – other regions’ lineups will vary. 

Coming to Netflix October 2023 TBD

  • Holey Moley (Season 1) – ABC’s family game show that puts contestants through their paces on miniature golf courses.

Coming to Netflix October 2023 Weekly

  • The Great British Baking Show (Collection 11) Netflix Original – New episodes Fridays.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 1st

  • 60 Days In (Season 4) – Reality series
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001) – Ron Howard’s biopic on Josh Nash.
  • American Beauty (1999) – Sam Mendes directs this multi-Oscar-winning Kevin Spacey drama.
  • American Made (2017) – Tom Cruise stars in this excellent drama based on a true story about a real-life druggler employing an airline pilot.
  • Backdraft (1991) – Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don’t get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
  • BlackKkKlansman (2018) – Spike Lee directs this biopic comedy about a African American police officer infiltrating the famous Ku Klux Klan.
  • Blessers (2019) – South African comedy.
  • Casper (1995) – Family comedy starring Bill Pullman.
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002) – Steven Spielberg directs this biopic on a con man and the detective who tracked him down.
  • Cinderella Man (2005) – Ron Howard’s biopic on boxer ames J. Braddock.
  • Colombiana (2011) – Action thriller starring Zoe Saldana. About a young girl who watches her parents die in front of her and grows into an assassin.
  • Django (Season 1) – French Western series about a gunslinger in the Wild West who is searching for his daughter, who he believes escaped the murder of his family eight years ago.
  • Drake & Josh (Seasons 1-3) – Nickelodeon live-action comedy starring Drake Bell and Josh Peck.
  • Dune (2021) – Denis Villeneuve’s incredible sci-fi epic based on the Frank Herbert novel. Set to return with its sequel in 2024.
  • Elysium (2013) – Sci-fi starring Matt Damon from Neill Blomkamp.
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) – Romantic-comedy from director Nicholas Stoller.
  • Get Out (2017) – One of two Jordan Peele movies coming to Netflix in October, about a man who travels to his girlfriend’s parents for the first time.
  • Gladiator (2000) – Ridley Scott historical epic.
  • Identity Thief (2013) – Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman star in this comedy movie about an accountant hunting down a scammer using his identity.
  • Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) – Comedy-sci-fi about a time machine at a ski-resort taking a man back to 1986.
  • Kung Fu Panda (2008) – DreamWorks animated epic featuring the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie.
  • Love Actually (2003) – Christmas ensemble romantic-comedy.
  • Ma (2019) – Octavia Spencer horror about a lonely woman who befriends a group of teenagers.
  • Margot at the Wedding (2007) – Noah Baumbach directs this comedy about a woman and her son deciding to visit her sister.
  • Miss Juneteenth (2020) – A mother and child grow closer as a former Black beauty queen tries to mold her rebellious teen daughter into following in her pageant footsteps. Starring Nicole Beharie and Kendrick Sampson.
  • Mission: Impossible Movie Collection
    • Mission: Impossible (1996) 
    • Mission: Impossible II (2000) 
    • Mission: Impossible III (2006) 
    • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) – Julia Roberts’s romantic comedy.
  • Last Vegas (2013) – Comedy starring Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman.
  • One Piece (New Seasons) – More seasons of the anime series that was recently adapted (and renewed) into a live-action series.
  • Pompeii (2014) – Sony Pictures big budget historical disaster movie starring Kit Harington.
  • Role Models (2008) – Comedy starring Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott.
  • Runaway Bride (1999) – Romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998) – War epic from Steven Spielberg.
  • Scarface (1983) – Al Pacino crime movie epic.
  • Sex and the City Movie Collection:
    • Sex and the City: The Movie (1998)
    • Sex and the City 2 (2010)
  • The Adventures of Tintin (2011) – Animated movie from Steven Spielberg based on the classic story. 
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) – The first Spider-Man movie starring Andrew Garfield who goes up against a reptilian foe.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) – Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone star in this second and final Spider-Man movie from that era where he faces off against Electro and Green Goblin.
  • The Firm (1993) – Drama mystery starring Tom Cruise.
  • The House Bunny (2008) – Anna Faris comedy.
  • The Monuments Men (2014) – Historical war comedy starring, written by and directed by George Clooney.
  • The Little Rascals (1994) – Family comedy.
  • The Night Logan Woke Up (Season 1) – Thriller series set thirty years after a small-town was rocked by an event.
  • The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Charlile (2022) – Sony Pictures Classics
  • Us (2019) – Second of two Jordan Peele movies hitting Netflix US. Horror mystery about a family that’s attacked by a set of doppelgängers.
  • War of the Worlds (2005) – Tom Cruise sci-fi movie based on the classic story about an alien invasion that threatens the entire world.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 2nd

  • Strawberry Shortcake and the Beast of Berry Bog (2023) – Kids animated special.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 3rd

  • Beth Stelling: If You Didn’t Want Me Then (2023) Netflix Original – Stand-up comedy special.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 4th

  • Beckham (Limited Series) Netflix Original – Documentary series on the British soccer star.
  • Filip (2023) – Polish war movie set during WW2 about a Polish food server at a luxury German hotel.
  • Keys to the Heart (2023) Netflix Original – Filipino music drama about a boxer reuniting with his long-lost mother.
  • Race to the Summit (2023) Netflix Original – Documentary about two dueling climbers competing to become the fastest climbers in the world.
  • Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber (Season 1) – Showtime series that follows the rise of the ride-hailing company Uber. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler, and Kerry Bishé.
  • The Transporter: Refuelled (2015) – Action thriller that serves as a reboot to the Jason Statham movies with Ed Skrein leading.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 5th

  • Everything Now (Season 1) Netflix Original – British teen drama series.  Previously called The Fuck-It Bucket.
  • House of Spies / Khufiya (2023) Netflix Original – Bollywood spy thriller.
  • Lupin (Part 3) Netflix Original – The long-awaited return of the French heist drama series.
  • Sex Tape (2014) – Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz star in this rom-com about a married couple who wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 6th

  • A Deadly Invitation (2023) Netflix Original – Mexican Spanish-language comedy based on a book. A true crime enthusiast is ensnared in her high-society sister’s murder. With a villa full of posh suspects, it’s up to her to find the culprit.
  • Ballerina (2023) Netflix Original – Korean action thriller about an ex-bodyguard setting out for revenge.
  • Fair Play (2023) Netflix Original – A new erotic thriller about a young couple that has their relationship tested while in the high-stakes world of hedgefund management.
  • Maybe Baby / Bytte bytte baby (2023) – When two pregnant women learn that the fertility clinic mistakenly swapped their eggs, they must navigate the error — and their disdain for each other.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 7th

  • Strong Girl Nam-soon (Season 1) Netflix Original – New Korean drama series about a young woman gifted with superhuman strength.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 8th

  • K Food Show: A Nation of Banchan (New Episodes) – Part of the K Food Show series that have been dropping on Netflix.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 9th

  • After (2019) – The first romantic drama returns to Netflix in anticipated for the latest movie hitting Netflix.
  • Blippi’s Big Dino Adventure (2023) – Jett Automo plays his iconic character in this feature film.
  • Stranded with My Mother-in-Law (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original – Brazillian reality series about couples having to face challenges with their mother-in-laws.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 10th

  • DI4RIES (Season 2 – Part 1) Netflix Original – The return of the Italian coming-of-age series.
  • Last One Standing (Season 2) Netflix Original – Japanese variety series.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 11th

  • Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul (Season 1) Netflix Original – Documentary on the vape company.
  • It Follows (2014) – Horror mystery from director David Robert Mitchell, about a young woman followed by an unknown supernatural force.
  • Once Upon a Star (2023) Netflix Original – Thai drama from Nonzee Nimibutr.
  • Pact of Silence (Season 1) Netflix Original – Mexican mystery series about a social media influencer who plunges into the lives of four women looking for the truth and revenge.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 12th

  • Deliver Us From Evil (2014) – Eric Bana stars in this horror movie based on the book. About a NYC police officer meeting a priest that convinces him that a case involves demonic possession.
  • Good Night World (Season 1) Netflix Original – Anime series based on the sci-fi manga by Uru Okabe about a family seeking salvation as a pseudo-family in that online game.
  • LEGO: Ninjago Dragons Rising (Season 1 – New Episodes) Netflix Original – Continuation of the animated kids series.

  • The Fall of the House of Usher (Season 1) Netflix Original – The final show from Mike Flanagan is based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe—about two siblings who are battling for their father’s business empire.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 13th

  • Ijogbon (2023) Netflix Original – Nigerian movie. Chaos arises when four teenagers discover a diamond pouch. Directed by Kunle Afolayan.
  • Spy Kids Movie Collection:
    • Spy Kids (2001) 
    • Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
    • Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003)

  • The Conference (2023) Netflix Original – Swedish horror movie.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 14th

  • Tammy (2014) – Directed by Ben Falcone, this 2014 comedy features Melissa McCarthy as a woman who loses her job and discovers her husband has cheated on her.
  • The Misfits (2021) – Piece Brosnan, Tim Roth, and Jamie Chung star in this heist action film.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 15th

  • Camp Courage (2023) Netflix Original – A girl displaced by the war in Ukraine heads to a summer camp in the Alps with her grandmother, testing the limits of her bravery.

  • Look Away (2018) – Jason Isaacs, Mira Sorvino and India Eisley star in the intense, voyeuristic horror/thriller.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 16th

  • Long Shot (2019) – Charlize Theron and Seth Rogan lead this romantic comedy about a journalist reuniting with her former babysitter who is now US Secretary of State.
  • Oggy Oggy (Season 3) Netflix Original – Kids animated series.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 17th

  • Heather McMahan: Son I Never Had (2023) Netflix Original – Stand-up comedy special.
  • I Woke Up A Vampire (Season 1) Netflix Original – New teen series about a girl on her 13th birthday discovering she’s now half-human and half-vampire.
  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012) – Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence headline this romantic-comedy.
  • The Devil on Trial (2023) Netflix Original – Documentary on the US murder trial where the defendant claimed he was working on behalf of the devil.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 18th

  • Dark Water (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV thriller from India from directors Sameer Saxena and Amit Golani.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 19th

  • American Ninja Warrior (Seasons 12-13) – Competition reality series.
  • Bebefinn (Season 2) – Kids animated series.
  • Bodies (Limited Series) Netflix Original – British mystery series about one murder that sparks an investigation led by four detectives from different time periods.
  • Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix (Season 1) Netflix Original – Anime sci-fi series from Adi Shankar based on various gaming properties from Ubisoft.
  • Crashing Eid (Season 1) Netflix Original – Comedy about a woman who crashes her Saudi family’s Eid celebrations.
  • Ghost Hunters (Seasons 8-9) – Reality series.
  • Neon (Season 1) Netflix Original – New music drama about three friends hustling their way into the world of reggaeton. Starring Tyler Dean Flores, Emma Ferreira, and Jordan Mendoza.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 20th

  • Big Mouth (Season 7) Netflix Original – The latest season of the animated adult sitcom with Megan Thee Stallion.
  • Creature (Limited Series) Netflix Original – Turkish fantasy period series based on the classic Frankenstein story.

  • Disco Inferno (2023) Netflix Original – Horror short starring Soni Bringas – about a young couple who conjures up a dark presence.
  • Doona! (Season 1) Netflix Original – K-drama coming-of-age romantic drama series.
  • Elite (Season 7) Netflix Original – The latest season of the Spanish teen-school drama.
  • Flashback (2023) Netflix Original – Horror starring Jemma Moore and Haley Bishop. A yoga teacher’s life flashes before her eyes during a deadly home invasion, sending her on a desperate race through her past to save the man she loves.
  • Kandasamys: The Baby (2023) Netflix Original – Third movie from the South African comedy series from Jayan Moodley.

  • Old Dads (2023) Netflix Original – Bill Burr directs and stars in this new comedy about a middle-aged man and his two friends finding themselves living in the world of millennials.
  • Surviving Paradise (Season 1) Netflix Original – Survival competition reality series.
  • Vjeran Tomic: The Spider-Man of Paris (2023) Netflix Original –

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 23rd

  • Princess Power (Season 2) Netflix Original – New season of the kids animated series.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 24th

  • The Family Business (Seasons 1-4) – BET series.
  • Get Gotti (2023) Netflix Original – Told from both sides of the law, this documentary from the makers of “Fear City” follows the FBI’s battle to bring down mob infamous boss, John Gotti.
  • Minions (2015) – Animated feature film from Illumination.
  • Pete Holmes: I Am Not For Everyone (2023) Netflix Original – Stand-up comedy special.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 25th

  • Absolute Beginners (Season 1) Netflix Original – Polish drama series.
  • Burning Betrayal (2023) Netflix Original – Brazillian adaptation of the Sue Hecker novel. An accountant sees her fiance’s betrayal as an opportunity for a sexual awakening with dangerous consequences.
  • Life on our Planet (Season 1) Netflix Original – From Amblin Television, this new documentary series rewinds the clock on the planet Earth to see how now extinct animals survived.
  • The UnXplained with William Shatner (Season 3) – Latest season of the documentary series.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 26th

  • Pluto (Season 1) Netflix Original – Based on the comic, this new Japanese anime series takes place in a neo-futuristic world where humans and high-functioning robots live in complete harmony.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 27th

  • Pain Hustlers (2023) Netflix Original – Emily Blunt and Chris Evans headline this new drama about a woman rising from rags to riches while working at a pharmaceutical company.
  • Sister Death (2023) Netflix Original – Spanish horror and prequel to the movie Veronica.
  • TORE (Season 1) Netflix Original – William Spetz is behind this new Swedish dramedy about a 27-year-old who has just experienced a horrible loss and does what he can to suppress it.
  • Yellow Door: Looking for Director Bong’s Unreleased Short Film (2023) Netflix Original – Korean documentary looking into the Yellow Door Film Club.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 28th

  • Castaway Diva (Season 1) Netflix Original – Korean series – Fifteen years after being stranded on a remote island, an aspiring singer reenters society — stopping at nothing to pursue her dream of becoming a diva.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 29th

  • Botched (Season 1) – Reality series.

What’s Coming to Netflix on October 31st

  • Ralph Barbosa: Cowabunga (2023) Netflix Original – Stand-up comedy special.

A Brand-New Country Music Awards Show Is Coming This Week: Here’s How to Watch

It’s on Thursday, September 28

It’s official: The first ever People’s Choice Country Awards, hosted by fan favorite Little Big Town, is this week! With an absolutely iconic list of honorees, performers, and award nominees, this show is not one to be missed. The best part: none of your favorites will get snubbed by shady judges because the winners are decided by fans just like you. “The fan-voted shows are just so much fun because it’s their choice on who they want to see up there,” Little Big Town told Country Living. The People’s Choice Awards have been around since the inaugural 1975 show, but now they’re doubling up with an additional show just for country’s finest.

You won’t want to miss performances by Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, and more. © NBC

Of course, there’s no better place to host a country awards show than Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, a venue that is so special for many including Little Big Town. “It made a lot of sense to bring it to Nashville, to bring it to the Grand Ole Opry […] Our first performance as a band was at the Grand Ole Opry 24 years ago […] it’s a very full circle moment,” Little Big Town said.

How to Watch and Stream People’s Choice Country Awards

If you’re set on tuning in for this historic show, you’ll need to know how to watch. On Thursday, September 28, the People’s Choice Country Awards will be broadcasting live on NBC and Peacock. There will also be special live backstage coverage streaming simultaneously on Peacock, PCA X (formerly known as Twitter) and NBC X, Facebook and Youtube, among others. The backstage coverage will include red carpet arrivals, backstage conversations and more. Fans can also attend the event in person at the Grand Ole Opry, with tickets starting at $100.

Viewers can expect performances by Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Wynonna Judd, Toby Keith, HARDY, Jelly Roll, Dan + Shay, and Kelsea Ballerini. Blake Shelton will also present the Country Music Icon award to Toby Keith, while Wynonna Judd will receive The Country Champion award “celebrating her decades-long commitment to philanthropy and social advocacy,” a press release revealed.

Source: Country Decor, Craft Ideas, Comfort Food, and Antique Appraisals – Country Living Magazine

40 Best Fall Porch Decorating Ideas to Welcome Autumn

You’ll impress all those little trick-or-treaters with one of these charming displays.

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of fall over here. From the cooler weather, to the decadent cinnamon-spiked treats, to all the colors of the season making their way into our seasonal decorations, it just doesn’t get better than the autumn months. And let’s be honest — is there any space more fun to decorate for fall than your front porch? We’re talking way beyond that gorgeous wreath that adorns your front door (though that is a necessity!). Give us all the cozy throw blankets, jack-o-lanterns, and mums, please and thank you.

Whether you have a sprawling wrap-around porch (lucky you!) or a tiny townhome walk-up, there’s always an opportunity to bring a little seasonal style to your front porch and give your guests a warm welcome. After all, it’s only a matter of time before those little trick-or-treaters stop by! Below, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite front porch fall decorating ideas that are suitable for just about any home out there.

Perch Pumpkins on Crocks

This simple porch display just screams fall! Decorate the front steps or stoop with a menagerie of flat, wide pumpkins and mums perched on crocks.

Add Pretty Plaids

Even though this is actually a back porch, we love every one of these ideas for fall front porch decor: cozy plaid blankets and pillows, lanterns with glowing candles, an oversize grapevine wreath, fall flower arrangements, and of course, pumpkins!

Switch It Up with a Neutral Palette

Crisp whites with pops of bright blue and muted oranges is a fresh, sophisticated color scheme for this time of year. Paper oak leaves glued to leafless branches create a dramatic window swag. Display white mums in bushel baskets and stack heirloom pumpkins on an array of colorful shaker boxes.

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Article by Amy Mitchell

Source: 40 Best Fall Porch Decorating Ideas with Tons of Seasonal Style (countryliving.com)

How and When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

When to cut back your ornamental grass is governed by the type of grass and your personal preference. You can do the job in the fall after the foliage dies, or leave it in place through the winter and cut it back in the spring.

Some ornamental grasses will remain attractive through the better part of the winter.

Maintenance of Ornamental GrassesUniversity of Illinois Extension And at a time when the rest of the landscape is rather dreary, long grasses swaying in the breeze can add some visual interest. Plus, their seed heads can provide food for wildlife.

Before Getting Started

Ornamental grasses are grouped into three categories: warm season, cool season, and evergreen. Some evergreen “grasses,” including seges and carex, aren’t really in the grass family, and these don’t need pruning (though they can be divided if they get unruly). But how do you know which type of ornamental grass you have, and when to prune it?

Cool season grasses grow primarily in spring before the temperatures exceed 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and in fall when temperatures cool. These grasses keep their color throughout the heat of summer without much growth. Cool season grasses should be cut back in very early spring. As soon as the snow clears, cut the grass back by two-thirds, leaving one-third in place. Pruning too drastically can harm the plant. Some examples of cool season grasses include fescues, blue oat grass (Helictotrichon), tufted air grass (Deschampsia), and autumn moor grass (Sesleria).

Warm-season grasses begin growing in mid to late spring, or even early summer. They thrive when the temperatures rise, with major growth and flowering occurring during summer’s heat. Warm-season grasses turn brown in winter. If you prefer a tidy garden, or if your ornamental grass is a variety that doesn’t look great dormant, cut back these grasses in fall. However, many grasses add terrific winter interest in the landscape, adding movement and texture when much of the garden is asleep. If you want to keep some interest in your garden throughout the winter, cut back these grasses in mid to late spring.

When you prune these warm-season grasses, cut them severely, right down to the ground. Some common warm-season grasses include northern sea oats (Chasmanthium), Japanese silver grass (Miscanthus sp.), hardy pampas grass (Erianthus), perennial fountain grass (Pennisetum), switchgrass (Panicum), and prairie cordgrass (Spartina).

For the tools you’ll need and how to do it, click the link below to The Spruce©

How and When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses (thespruce.com)


If you live in a region where wildfires are endemic, use ornamental grasses with caution. Rather than allowing the dead grasses to remain for their ornamental appeal, it’s best to remove the foliage promptly at the end of the growing season. Few plants burn more fiercely than a large clump of dried grasses. When planting ornamental grasses, keep them well away from your home and other structures. In some regions, authorities now caution against planting ornamental grasses at all—as well as any other plants likely to burn easily.

Ways to Say “Thank You” in English

We’re lucky to have so many reasons to say “thanks” every day, but sometimes we need some new words and expressions to adequately express the gratitude we feel. If you’re stuck in a rut of “thank you so much” and “thanks a lot,” here are some alternatives that are perfect for sharing your thanks and appreciation in every kind of setting.

More ways:

1. I’m so grateful.

Thanks is an expression of gratitude, so cut to the chase. Tell someone you’re grateful for whatever way in which they’ve helped you, and go into detail about exactly what they did to personalize your message.

2. I appreciate it.

It’s always nice to feel appreciated. When someone does something to help you out or make your life easier, be sure to say how much it means to you that they went out of their way to help.

3. Thanks for your hard work on this.

Don’t just offer colleagues and collaborators a run-of-the-mill thanks. Letting them know how much you appreciate the specific efforts they’ve made will help them feel seen and create a positive working relationship.

4. I couldn’t have done it without you.

If you couldn’t have made something happen without another person’s help, then they should definitely know that! Don’t hold back in telling them how vital they are.

5. I owe you one.

Sometimes the only way to truly appreciate a favor is by returning it. This “thank you” alternative lets them know you plan to do just that.

25 Other Ways To Say “Thank You” | Thesaurus.com

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Unique Fall Planter with New York Aster

Create a fall planter with a New York aster showpiece for a beautiful late-season look.

Even in the fall, garden centers have lots of great plants to fill a late-season container. And if you are bored with the classic garden mum in a fall planting (or don’t know how to work one of those big beauties into an arrangement), try a New York aster. This plant has the same mounding habit as a garden mum, but looser branching so it’s easier to mix into a container with other plants. It also comes in shades of purple and lavender, a lovely cool complement to warm fall colors.


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