Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday - Gourds

I've been away a few days for the holiday so I'm happy to be blogging again.  What does Susan have @
http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ for us all to oooh and aaaah over?

This is the first year that I have planted gourds.  Hopefully I will have several types of gourds to decorate my fall tables and to dry and make birdhouses.  I've read a lot on growing them and they need lots of space to grow upward-I planted them all against the fence so they can be tied as they grow.   They have the prettiest yellow flowers.Hopefully this fall, this is what I will have-

Our neighbors to the back of us have around seven of these bushes growing along the back of their yard.
. It's nice to have such a lovely border.
Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week-keep gardening!!


Ann

16 comments:

Jingle said...

fresh and inviting stuff.

LV said...

You will do well with the gourds., I understand they are not that hard to grow. The various color ones are so neat.

Barbara said...

I'm growing gourds too, but for decorating and using for art. I started taking classes this past week. Hope yours turn out well.

Lorac said...

The garden looks great!

Jan said...

Will be interesting to see how your gourds turn out.
Blessings - Jan

The Paint Splash said...

Love your new header! Glad you had rain so your garden was not dying after your holiday...glad we didn't have rain so we could enjoy the lake with you. Debbie (love you sis)

Regina said...

Wonderful fresh produce.
Happy outdoor!
Have a great week.
Regina

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Best of luck with your gourds! It will be fun to decorate with things from your garden!

Tracy F. said...

How neat to have your own gourds to decorate with! I spend a fortune every Fall, buying them. Great new header on your blog, too!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Ann!

I've always thought gourds are fascinating. Loved seeing these.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Baba said...

Hi Ann, I love your new header..it goes with your blog name.

Good luck with growing the gourds..I am not a gardener...

Thanks for your visit to my place today... hugs, Baba

Julie said...

Love the header! These gourds are amazing! I love gourds, so fun for decorating.

A Hint of Home said...

Your gourds are great! Love any fresh produce.

hip-chick said...

You will have so much fun making the bird houses. They are related to the squash I believe and so they have a flower that looks similar.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what great looking gourds!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Fifi Flowers said...

Beautiful gourdes!

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