13 October 2012

Aqua Blue Beaded Gourd...

 I went through my gourd growing stage a few years back...
Amazing plants to grow, but  you do need a huge amount of room if you grow more than one plant. 
We had gourds coming out our ears! 

  
Every shed roof at Mia Bella Gardens had gourds on top drying...
even the trampoline was covered in drying gourds...
 Friends and family got decorated gourd gifts, people found out we grew them and wanted them for their own crafts or cultural uses.
 A lot got given away, and then the corn field was harvested, and the hungry rats decided they were delicious too...
so that was the end of the gourd growing era. 
I may try again sometime, maybe just one plant on a trellis....


This gourd was painted a lovely aqua colour, and decorated with beads and cord.