I have always wanted to grow gourds to make into bird houses, but have never actually done it. This year I was at my local gardening center and found seeds for gourds that are specifically used for bird houses and feeders. I was so excited to bring these home and plant them! It seemed to take forever for the plants to emerge from the ground.
I didn’t notice this one at first. It is hidden in the middle of the plant. I just love the different colors and I wonder if after picked and dried if the colors will remain.
There are tons of these guys all over their plant. I hope they grow big! There have been a couple that have stopped growing and rotted, but there are still many that look great. I am crossing my fingers for these!
This is the only gourd produced by this particular plant. The vine is beautiful and big, but only this one fruit. It is a nice shape, though.