.

Flower pots home>gardening articles>


The Gourd Hard-shelled Birdhouse, 'Cucurbita lagenaria', is commonly used to make birdhouses, pots, planters, bowls, toys, and hanging baskets. Once cured, hard-shelled gourds such as Birdhouse will last indefinitely and can be painted, carved, cut, or drilled as you would do with wood for literally hundreds of craft projects. Birdhouse gourds makes a great birdhouse. You can leave the natural color or paint it any color you want.Plant in the spring, 2 to 4 weeks after the last average frost date and when soil temperatures have risen above 60 degrees. Place the gourds in full sun. The soil must be well drained and have lots of organic material. Gourds should be kept evenly moist and at the end of the season keep them on the dry side. Hard-shelled gourds should be kept in the garden as long as there is any life left in the vines.
Scientific Name : Cucurbita lagenaria

Other items of interest


Hancock Coralberry


Hydrangea - Late Panicle


Lilac - Chinese

Flower pots home>gardening articles>

.

Newsletter Signup

Sign Up For the Free Flower pot heaven newsletter and have deals and specials mailed to you!



.
.