Pumpkins lure us with both mystery and a childlike anticipation of fun. Wreathed in folklore or encrusted in flaky pastry, this vegetable defines the end-of-year holidays, whether you're a savvy decorator looking for the latest fashion or a kid at heart looking for the perfect jack-o'-lantern.
So let's tramp out to where style meets squash: the pumpkin patch. Because a pumpkin display can be — should be — anything but monochromatic.
You can go for eerie stripes, spooky creams, screaming reds, wild warts, fissures, grooves and wrinkles — and sizes from giant to smaller than a newborn kitten. In pumpkins, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and ways to celebrate the squash include everything from eating it to launching it via catapult. You can carve it into ghostly sculptures or use it as the centerpiece of graceful fall décor.