Great link, thanks for sharing! Keep in mind that many of the gourds featured
are crosses, and often will not come true to type from those seeds. Many of them
are what we call bloopers, but often in demand by those who need something
different to paint, carve, etc.
A great website which features a collage of the standard gourds can be found
at the following page:
Did you notice that on both lists there is not a gourd called "birdhouse Gourd"? I have called them that for a number of years...now I find that they are really a type of Bottle Gourd...some call them Martin House Gourds...there's 2 kind for those.
In the ornamental list I see one that is called "Pear Gourd"...I have seeds for one like that named Tennessee Dancing Gourds.
The Tennessee Dancing gourd is a very small gourd. The Pear is
larger, usually 3-4" tall. The little spinners are very cute and very prolific on
the vines. Teeny little suckers.
"Birdhouse" is often used as the name for any gourd one puts a hole in
for a bird. I've even seen professional websites list various shapes and sizes
as Birdhouse, but alas, one day perhaps the world will know more about
the wonderful world of gourds.
Yep! My DD had a very large Bushel BAsket Gourd that had dried with a lot of wrinkles in it...she cut the top off...cut a plate size hole in the front, dyed it with a leather dye...wove a dream catcher in the big hole...used some leather and reeds around the top...it is still our favorite one! Jo
Roadrunner I have been trying my hand at growing and hopefully soon Decorating gourds! So far I have only had success at grown small deco gourds and a few Apple gourds! I would love to grow the huge bushel basket gourds but havent been able to locate the seed! Do you know of a source ? Or maybe some one has some for trade?
Apple Gourds! You have some? My friend that sells gourds...and another friend that I gave seeds too...neither of them had success this year with the Apple Gourds...and I hope to get a couple...but I will be gong up to a Gourd Festival in Feb. and can buy some there...
I will be glad to send you some seeds for the Bushel Basket Gourd...the same time I remember to sed bridigilliy her's...Soon...but you won't need them until next spring anyhow...
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