the changing of the gourds... A pretty cool thing has been happening with the gaggle of gourds I harvested almost one month ago, they been changing colors. The change has been slow and subtle, until recently when the vibrancy of some of the gourds is just amazing. The colors are so super saturated, they just command your attention.
Gourds aren't the most practical thing you can grow. They take up a bunch of room for something you cannot eat. But they are just such fun to have, you just have to plant a few for sheer eye candy.
The Tennessee Dancing Gourds are turning faded and are becoming light as a feather as they dry out completely. I stopped my husband in horror yesterday as he was putting a few into the compost. I'm thinking of stringing the dried shells together to make a gourd garland for the holidays.
These gourds are just wow. I was surprised to see such a change in hue. The brightness of the new yellows and greens are heavily pigmented and so, so pretty.