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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Out of my gourd!!!

God..I love the shape of gourds....
....every year I try growing my own gourds and have been only minimally successful....who would have known there was so much to consider when gourd growing.....I mean...did any of you guys realize there were women gourds and men gourds????...and they don't always get together even though they are on the same damn vine!!! ...so the first thing I had to know was what's the difference...and then I had to make sure they exchanged pollen!!!....well...that sounds like too much work....... Whatever...I will try growing them again this year...in the meantime I have painted quite a few of them and line my fence with them......here's the latest....


Hocus pocus

3 comments:

Tam Hess said...

Oh Man! That is great. I love the colors! Awesome painting.

xoxo

Tina Morton said...

How fun!!! I have been wanting to grow some gourds.. I want to see about making a bird house of one.. Have you done that? Did you grow the gourd yourself?

Cindy Shepard said...

Thanks guys.....yes I grow birdhouse gourds as well and have made a few birdhouses.....the kids really enjoy planting them and watching them grow. And, yes I also grew this gourd.