Need egg gourd ideas!

hengal(z5 / IN)April 12, 2006

Hello out there in gourdland! I haven't posted on here in a long time. I have about a bazillion egg gourds that I grew last year and I wondered if anyone could pass on any ideas besides Christmas ornaments for them. Pictures would be grand if you had them or could point me to some please. I am bummed because I was not even able to make it to the Indiana Gourd Show this year - I'm sure it was wonderful as always. First time I've missed in several years. :(

Any ideas/thoughts would be greatly appreciated!


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gourd_friends(z5/6 IL)

Well, at this time of year.......maybe.....Easter Eggs??

I'm sure that has crossed your mind, but I just had to mention it.
There is a lot of home decorating done with orbs and spheres in interesting vessels, for instance, gourd bowls.
I think they would look great painted in rich reds, antique white, and black, then stained to look old. I'm imagining diamond patterns or other simple abstracts, all piled together in a stained gourd bowl.

I'm sure there are lots of other ideas floating out there.

Ps. glad to have you posting on the gourd forum again.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2006 at 7:04PM
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pogoduck(zone 4 North Dakota)

I've seen where people make tulips out of egg gourds. You have to attach some sort of stem, but you could make a nice tulip bouquet. I've seen them made into lily pad flowers too.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2006 at 12:10PM
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If you email me I can give you some pictures of what I have done with them. :0)

    Bookmark   April 30, 2006 at 11:03PM
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