Here’s the Proof

Every spring, in the big field across the creek, my mom would plant gourds.

She planted bird house gourds, snake gourds and these little two-toned gourds that I don’t know the name of.

gourds

I never had room to plant gourds.  They are a very vigorous vine that can quickly take over every inch of garden space.  She always gave me as many gourds as I wanted though, as we both loved to decorate with them in the fall.

So imagine my surprise when I saw this in my hydrangea bed.

gourds

gourd vine

At first I thought it was a squash plant that seeded from the compost I used.gourd

After a couple of weeks, I noticed this.

gourd

Gourds are harvested in the fall.  My mom passed away last fall.  If she planted gourds the spring before her death,  I don’t remember seeing them.  In fact, I never even thought about these gourds until now.

So how did these little gourds make it to my garden?

gourd

She must have planted them this spring in heaven and dropped a seed.

Now we have proof there are gardens in heaven.

Brenda

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About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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8 Responses to Here’s the Proof

  1. Oh Brenda such tears of joy you just made flow as this post filled my soul…just beautiful…and yes we now have proof…

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  2. Sweet post. I also got surprise gourds one year.

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  3. Wonderful tribute to your Mom. My Mom passed New Year’s Eve 2012.

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  4. bhoyt10 says:

    Wow! What a treasure!

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  5. A wonderful way to remember your mother. Now you have to make room for one gourd vine each year.

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  6. that is awesome Brenda!

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  7. ‘Lovely gourds! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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