|Two years at the new place. Whew. Made
it so far! I can't believe the projects are still continuing.
In order to keep the sanity, I put in my gourd garden at the end of March,
Let's see, there was . . .
gourds of many variety
That much was planned.But then Mother Nature took
over and planted . . .
wild coyote gourds
some kinds of ornamental squash
all volunteer, all overtaking the ground.
Wow! Coyote gourds everywhere!
And more and more! Coyote gourds everywhere you walked.
I had a huge coyote gourd plant volunteer come up right
by the front sidewalk. Look to the right --->
Typically, a coyote gourd leaf is about the size of a cup. Look at this
one! See the quarter on the upper right?
Another leaf from the same volunteer plant. Yep! That's a quarter
sitting there for perspective. Zowie!
Let's talk Devil's Claws. This plant came up right by the sidewalk -- and over the sidewalk. It's HUGE. The pod of the Devil's claw plant is very unusual looking. But for such an unusual pod, the Devil's Claw produces some of the most beautiful flowers.
A wild coyote gourd flower.
The coyote gourds were coming on like gang busters.
A Devil's Claw flower.
This one ranges in pink to off white with shots of mauve on the tips.
More Devil's Claw flowers here