Ready or not, here’s a gourd joke.
Q: What indoor sport do gourds play to stay in shape when it’s snowing outside?
A: Winter Squash.
Can I do one more? Please?!?
Q: What do you call an athletic gourd?
A: A jock o’ lantern.
Isn’t this a universal truth? Gourds are silly and fun. This is why I enjoy using gourds as a base for decorating. Real or fake, they rock my world!
My favorite gourd of all time is the Desert Steel spin on a gourd, the most hysterical and unique fall decorating idea this year.
It sits on my front porch and makes me so happy every time I walk past it bringing in the groceries.
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Off-the-beaten-path gourd decor…
It’s probably safe to say that most of us like fall decor including pumpkins, mums, corn stalks, hay bails, and the rest of it.
But at times, don’t you crave decor that’s different than what your neighbors have? Off-the-beaten-path decor?
That’s where this gourd really shines! Both literally and figuratively since it is a luminary. Actually, I’m calling this gourd a butternut squash because it just looks like one.
But I’m agonizing over that statement because I know that squash is meant to be eaten and gourds are typically only used in display Of course, no one eats metal decor so clearly, this is a gourd.
But it is shaped exactly like butternut squash with the coloring of butternut squash. It certainly has that elongated pear shape. Oh, the things that keep my mind whirling at night!
But gourd, squash, or both, this “gourd” is unique fall decor that will be appreciated.
It’s grouped with the cucurbitaceae family is the Latin term for gourds, squash, and pumpkins, which most of us lump into one big category of bumpy, vine-y, hard-to-hack-into, often ugly things that grow in the autumn.
It’s tan, too which is advantageous because it blends with your orange and white pumpkins. All those beautiful fall colors mixed together resemble a pile of multi-hued leaves.
The joys of fall are real, folks!
Life’s many decisions with Gourd Decor!
Think about how many decisions you make on any given day. It’s mind-boggling.
I wish every decision was as easy as where to acquire my fall decor. Desert Steel is the place every time! No thinking or analyzing is required!
Fall decorating is no-pressure decorating. You add a few pieces of Desert Steel fall decor with a hay bale, a few mums, and a couple of corn stalks. Done.
The front of your house will be a showstopper! It’s not complicated.
Best of all…you won’t be disappointed in the quality or size of the product from Desert Steel no matter what you order.
Whether that’s a few gourds, pumpkins, or if you decide to check out their stellar solar lights, torches, or bird feeders.
Just all-weather metal decor to satisfy your creative instincts and desire to make your outdoor spaces more special.
And I appreciate how I don’t have to leave my house to get pretty pieces of artwork for my home and garden, it’s so easy to order online from Desert Steel!
Gourd Decor Product Specs and quick facts!!!
- All-weather steel
- Indoor or outdoor use
- Works best with flameless candle, 3-wick jar candle or battery puck light (not included)
12”W x 15.5”H
Did you know?
- Gourds are from the pumpkin family!
- Gourds are, botanically speaking, a fruit. There are hundreds of species of gourds, with fruits ranging in size from that of a marble to 7 inches long.
- Gourd plants produce their pistils and stamens on separate flowers. They require a pollinator to transfer the pollen from the pistil of one flower to the stamen of another.
- Some varieties are edible when the fruit is young, most people grow them for their decorative qualities.
- Gourds are members of the Cucurbit family, which includes cucumbers, squash, and melons.
- The long vines make attractive garden plants that readily climb fences, trellises, and arbors.
- Gourds need full sun and a growing season with 100 to 180 days of warm temperatures, preferably between 70 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Well-drained, light, sandy soil is best, but you can grow gourds in heavy soil if you work in plenty of organic matter first.
Gourds may be one of the oldest cultivated plants, originally grown to make storage containers and utensils.