What to do with Ornamental Gourds

I guess I never really understood why people grow ornamental gourds. They make for interesting and colorful seasonal decorations. But do people eat them or what? I know I like pumpkin pie but gourd pie doesn’t sound quite as good to me. I like squash too. It must have been the ornamental part that threw me off. What I found out is that ornamental gourds are inedible. Not only that, but there are so many other uses for gourds that I wasn’t aware of before I started this post. Check out some of the amazing things I found that people have made with gourds.

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It is really unbelievable some of the art work created from gourds. Check this out:

Gourd Art

Isn’t that amazing? Here are some more beautiful pieces:

gourd art

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Meet the Dan behind Dan330. He started a Pinterest account in December 2011 while off on a leave from his day job as a captain on an Airbus A330. While traveling the world, Dan practiced his longtime hobby of photography and developed his eye for natural beauty and appreciation of great photography. Continuing his love of exploration and great pictures, Dan added Pinterest to his daily routine; especially during the long Minnesota winters. His eye for great photography was recognized by the Pinterest community and in just under one year, Dan330 had attracted over one million followers. Dan and his wife Laurie have three children, seven grandchildren and two grand puppies. When not pinning, Dan loves to travel and participate in just about any outdoor activity. There are a few exceptions to this, but to find out what they are you have to go to the Dan330 board dedicated to “Things he won’t do”.