Fall Entertaining: Ornamental Squash

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Ornamental Squash

Members of the squash family, gourds are non-edible hard or soft skinned varieties belonging to the cucurbit family. Often times, they are dried & decorated & may be used in fall tablescapes or designed as birdhouses. Growing your own is easy as these annual plants will mature in 100 to 180 days preferring to be planted in full sun. The fruit grows on vines much like the crook neck squash we’re accustom to enjoying during the summer months so they can be invasive in the garden. Simply prune them if they become unruly. Learn how to create lovely vignettes with these seasonal musts.

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How To Decorate Using Soft-Skinned Gourds

 Soft-skinned gourds are the varieties typically seen in markets during the fall months. These small fruits, many of which look comparable to crook neck squash, have bright, bold color & texture on the exterior of them. The hues may be as simple as solid, dark greens to stripey oranges & whites or many may have a multitude of colors on one single fruit. 

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The Technique

 Creating an eye-catching centerpiece is one of the most popular ways to enjoy ornamental squash. Arrange several pounds of them directly down the center of coffee or dining tables for an instant fall feel or style a grouping of them in polished heirloom silver bowls or shallow wicker baskets. They truly do not need anything else to accompany them as their wild colors, exterior textures & shapes sort of speak for themselves.

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