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Offline Clemens

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Hanging Gourds
« on: March 19, 2010, 15:06:51 PM »
While we were discussing different creepers, I forgot to mention something we have encountered here in Korea.

They use decorative gourds as arbor plants. I think this is a very artistic way of decorating pergolas and other frames. Remember that these vines also have nice flowers before they produce fruit. Some are yellow, and others are white.
I bought a few different types of gourds/pumpkins to try back home.

Take a look at some of these.










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Re: Hanging Gourds
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 15:50:10 PM »
This is one of the coolest things I've seen in ages, Clemens!

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Re: Hanging Gourds
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 16:06:59 PM »
Very cool  :clap:  Can't make up my mind whether they look like funky light bulbs or bizzare balloons, however, still very unusual.  Nice to dry them out and make birdie homes ::)
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Re: Hanging Gourds
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 22:46:47 PM »

Thanks Clemens :good:

Don't the orange ones look spectacular - they look like small Chinese lanterns.

What a wonderful treatment for a pergola  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

Lucky you getting seeds from them.











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Re: Hanging Gourds
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2010, 07:32:26 AM »
Fantastic Clemens !
Never heard of someone ,who needed a ladder to harvest pumpkins !

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2010, 09:19:41 AM »
Wow, Thats a fantastic idea, ive always had a problem withe using limited garden space for a vegetable garden. Now you can solve 2 problems in one go. SHade and Space
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Re: Hanging Gourds
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010, 15:16:58 PM »
Oh WOW that's brilliant! I love the orange "lanterns".
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Re: Hanging Gourds
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 08:34:09 AM »
Fantastic idea!

I would just be scared of walking under them in case their weight makes them snap off the vine plant once they're more matured!
Janine