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ImageRoadrunner
Feb 1, 2010 10:13 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Here is the welcome forum.
Imagejadajoy
Feb 2, 2010 12:07 AM CST
Hi!
I grow gourds every year. They grow up the trees and all over the fences. I have tooooo many dried gourds laying around. I thought this year I'd plant squash with them to be practical and have something to eat:-)

Looking forward to this forum!

Joyce

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ImageRoadrunner
Feb 2, 2010 8:30 AM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Hi Jadajoy...Great to have you...we'll get going here soon...

Nice Bottle Gourd!! Jo
Imagemarti
Feb 2, 2010 9:11 AM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
If you have to many gourds lying around, you need to find something to do with them. I'm planting gourds for the first time here in Kentucky so I hope to have lots to paint and work into my crafts.

Marti
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 2, 2010 9:15 AM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

too many gourds...not enough time...LOL Jo
Imagejadajoy
Feb 2, 2010 9:59 AM CST
LOL Jo.
I tried painting and bird houses and then the novelty wore off because I didnt have the patience. Looking for new ideas.
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 2, 2010 10:00 AM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Woodburning!! We'll get into that too. Jo
FruitOfTheVine
Feb 2, 2010 10:29 AM CST
USA
Waving my hand! Hi everybody.

Bushel and Speckled Swan will be two new ones I try this year.
Imagejadajoy
Feb 2, 2010 10:48 AM CST
Yes, Woodburning sounds great!!!!
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 2, 2010 2:47 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Hi Fruit....I will be sending you some info on parks in Roanoke...as soon as I get time! Hugs Jo
ImageGourd
Feb 2, 2010 5:56 PM CST
Name: Gourd
Z-7 Gourds & A Touch Of Glass Forum
Hello everyone.
I wrote a long post and by the time I found the photo to upload, the computer kicked me off.

Here is a photo of some clay parts I made with some slumpy clay and glued these onto gourds, got a couple of nice gourd hens made a couple of years ago. Also, wood putty can be used to make the crests and beaks..

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ImageRoadrunner
Feb 2, 2010 6:03 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

That is awesome!

PS...you are now one of the administrators for this forum/cubit! Jo
denimangle
Feb 3, 2010 2:28 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Ok heres a newbie question . someone told me I can't plant different types of gourds in the same garden that they need to be at least 1/2 a mile apart ... please advise. I planted lg & small bottles and only got small and not very many.
Thanks
ImageGourd
Feb 3, 2010 3:32 PM CST
Name: Gourd
Z-7 Gourds & A Touch Of Glass Forum
You may not have had the nighthawk moths to pollinate them (bees, etc also can pollinate) or not enough male flowers open at the same time that the female flowers were open. Also, if you cut the tip of the first branch after it has grown at least 2 feet which has been produceing male flowers, after it's tip is pinched, it will produce side shoots on the vine and those side shoots will start the production of the female flowers..

If you plant them too close, you still will get the kind/variety you planted, BUT, the seeds from these will not produce true shapes that you planted because they may cross pollinate (open pollination) being so close. It is easy enough to get seeds anyway, and to be honest, some of the purchased seeds I've gotten do not come out to be what they are supposed to.

The worst thing you can get with OP seeds is that you will get all types of neat shapes and you can make just about anything with those.

Jo, please correct me on anything I mess up in..lol, you are the Gourd Guru!!
ImageGourd
Feb 3, 2010 4:15 PM CST
Name: Gourd
Z-7 Gourds & A Touch Of Glass Forum
Gosh, I found a photo of the pair of chickens that I used those crests up there. But, I had trouble finding this post.. These were some of my first gourd projects.

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ImageRoadrunner
Feb 3, 2010 6:45 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Ssince I am a "copy kat artist" I plan to copy these....hehehe..Jo
ImageGourd
Feb 3, 2010 7:14 PM CST
Name: Gourd
Z-7 Gourds & A Touch Of Glass Forum
I may try making a couple also, I've got two that are not quite finished as birdhouses, I was thinking of keeping them in the kitchen and sticking some rolled tea towels in the back and spreading them out like feathers..

Jo, be sure to post photos...
denimangle
Feb 3, 2010 8:17 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Thank you Jo.
Gourd those are so cute ....
ImageEufaula
Feb 7, 2010 8:18 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Hurray! Yaaaay! Eufaula is here !! Group hug
Thanks Jo for the Invite!! Im very excited about being a part of this new Gourd Family!
I am hoping to be able to actually get my gourd seeds in the ground this year! LOL!! Last year all i had time for was lurking and reading while salivating about all the gourding you all did!
So Happeeeeeeeeeee!!

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My path is never blocked, it just needs sweeping!
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 7, 2010 8:26 AM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Hi Lynn...So glad you could make it...Is that one of my favorite types of gourds...and APPLE?

I look forward to seeing all my old freinds on here...and meeting some new....I love your "signature"...J

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