I love using gourds in my fall displays. In a previous post I showed how great these looked IN a planter… now I’ll show you how to use them AS a planter.
For the pumpkin, most people carve out from the top… but I chose to carve it out from it’s side.
Remove the innards and add a little soil to the pumpkin. If you plan to use this inside, don’t drill holes in the bottom but if you put this outside in an area where it will get rained on… then create drainage and drill in a few holes.
I added a fall aster, a sedum, some pansy’s and a Tradescantia to this pumpkin planter.
For the Crookneck Gourd I used a melon baller to hallow out the innards. It was a little tough to get through the thick skin at first but once I got in, the rest was easy.
The balance was off once I removed the pulp but I just added a stone to correct that and once I added a little soil and the pansy.. it was fine.
How cute is this little planter?
AND it can be a mini hanging planter!
Think outside of the pot and have fun with your gourds.
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