Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gourds Gone Wild


Last year we planted some gourd and pumpkin seeds that we'd saved from the year before.

This year AD didn't want to plant anything.

But we had a volunteer - or is it really volunteers - come up.


I took these photos on Sunday and they are looking kind of droopy.

But we had some rain early Monday so they are happier now.


There are lots of flowers on the vines and I spied this almost fully grown gourd already.

You know what all this means don't you?

Fall is just around the corner. Yea!

22 comments:

  1. Wowzers, lots of stuff growin there!! You're gonna have lots on your hands before you know it!!

    I'm glad you've been thinking about me. I haven't forgotten any of my blogging buddies, I've just been so dang busy that I haven't been around near as much as I used to be. I'm doing ok .. AND I PROMISE!! If I notice anything adverse going on from this program I will stop it immediately!!! HUGS!! Thank you for caring!! It means the world to me!!!

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  2. Sometimes things to do better on their own. When we plant and take care of them, they tend to die. Nature had a her own way.

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  3. I can't wait for fall. We've hat it too hot for too long. I wonder with the temps and the drought if I can find a pick your own pumpkin farm in our state. Let me know if you hear of one because I'm willing to drive. :-)

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  4. It's amazing that the plant survived the Oklahoma heat! Hopefully you'll have a bumper crop of gourds to harvest and use for fall decorating. I'm so anxious for autumn to begin!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  5. We have started the roller-coaster weather now, so we will have Autumn soon. I hope it stays around a while! I do hate when one day it's Summer and a week later it's Winter!

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  6. Carol, The vines have not only had to endure the terrible heat this summer but also the cold, cold winter too. I think it's just remarkable myself. And funny thing is, the vines we had last year weren't nearly as massive as these are.

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  7. yee-haw for fall!!! loving the cooler weather this week.

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  8. I am so ready for fall. Next week looks like we might get some cooler weather. I wish I could get a hold of some pumpkins that didn't cost an arm and a leg. They are getting so expensive.

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  9. looks like a bountiful fall is coming your way!
    I can't wait for fall!

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  10. Chinatours30/8/11 8:52 PM

    How times flies, Autumn is approaching!

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  11. Fall - I love. It's what comes after that I'm not real fond of... Great gourds!!

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  12. I guess they really like the heat. That's amazing.

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  13. Aren't you glad AD decided not to plant them this year? By next, your entire yard would turn into the Great Pumpkin/Gourd Patch! I can just imagine Smokey creeping thru the vines after the Red Barron destroyed his plane. :)
    We had a watermelon seed spitting contest when I was a child and from then on we had a watermelon patch every summer!
    Autumn is my favorite season. Soon!

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  14. I would say fall is close that is for sure.
    We are having a big up and down weather pattern.
    Today and till Friday it is going to be near 100 and then Sat through Labor Day it is to be high 60s. They say we might need a jacket for Labor Day.
    Hugs.

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  15. I am SO ready for fall. 107 today, more of the same tomorrow. Good grief, will it ever end??!!

    Our pumpkin plants are taking over the entire garden - I would say they look quite similar to your photos here. LOL

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  16. Wonderful photos and beautiful gourds! Jan

    PS I'm having trouble commenting everywhere. Hopefully I'll get it fixed soon!

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  17. LOL!! Love your title :)

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  18. I can't wait! So SICK of 100º+ temperatures!

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  19. Isn't it amazing what a little rain can do, enjoy.

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  20. Are you enjoying all this nice cool weather we have had the last couple days? Was a bit surprised how cool its been.

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  21. One of the best Christmas presents I ever got was a gourd someone had grown, dried, varnished and then painted into an "angel." I love it. The stalks of the naked lady lilies are finally starting to die back. I have not forgotten.

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