Flower Friday: Pumpkin Blossom – February 2nd

I learned about Flower Friday last year from Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and have been having a blast sharing some flower pics. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!

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I’m getting geared up for growing season and because it’s so cold and wintry, I’m taking some time to go through some of our garden photos to get ideas. Today’s flower pic is a pumpkin blossom from our patch that also includes a bee doing its work. It was taken with my old phone and isn’t the greatest quality, but these blossoms are so huge and beautiful. It’s a wonderful sight to see first thing in the morning.

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Pumpkins are one of my favorite crops to grow and those that read my Lesson’s from Grandpa posts might remember that last year, we didn’t harvest scads of pumpkins, but we did discover a few surprises. You can see that post here…

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We sort of took a little break last year and I enjoyed reading and spending more time with the kids. This year, I have plans to grow multiple varieties again and these pictures above have me so pumped up. I’m hopeful we’ll have an abundant harvest this year.


Thanks for reading today’s Flower Friday. Do you like to garden? Please feel free to share your thoughts or suggestions below. Have a great weekend, beautiful friends! ❤

23 thoughts on “Flower Friday: Pumpkin Blossom – February 2nd

  1. Nel

    I don’t know what you mean about good quality. your cellphone did a great job! haha. Thanks for sharing! I’ll become somewhat of a botanist with your Flower Friday posts. 😉

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  2. It’s nice to see the blossom and then the fruit, especially compared to a person–pumpkins get so very big. Our squirrels and chippies and deer love them, so we just buy them in the fall and don’t grow them. They can eat them then and not during the growing season!

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    1. Thanks, Donna! That’s my 3-year-old standing next to those and they were pretty big. We were so excited to find them last year. ❤

      Your deer eat your pumpkins? Wow, we’ve never had the problem that I know of. Our issues are the wild turkeys. They tear into them badly. I’m thinking a fence might be in order this year. I’m wondering if the squirrels and chipmunks might even be part of our issues. Hmmm…you really have me thinking now! ❤ Thanks, Donna. 😉

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      1. I was unsure if that was a child, since the shoes looked like a child but I was unsure of the hands and if it was you doing gardening work or something. The deer eat the pumpkins after I have cut them open or left them out after halloween time. The chippies and squirrels go right in and eat the seeds, and the deer eat the flesh of it. I am glad someone gets good use of them, so we don’t paint them or put glitter or dangerous stuff on for them. In our yard, I have come to understand the animals rule, and that’s okay. i was just writing to someone lese that we have only been here since last summer, and all the pounds of organic wildflower seeds i planted resulted in the fattest chipmunks and squirrels and brids that I have ever seen, and in very little actual plant growth. I will just see what survived last year and wil continue to plant organic clover by the pound (expensive, but I save money since I will not be buying too many fancy seeds), since that adds nitrogen to poor soil, and will just see what happens. There are folks around the corner from us with a completely fenced-in area who have a great garden, and they have a few little apple trees all fenced, and they eventually put out fruits and things for people to take. I think they would get nothing to grow without all the fencing.

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        1. Wow! That’s so cool. I just love all the wildlife, but the issues can be stressful too. I hope some of your wildflowers will make it!

          We just grew clover a few years ago and I was amazed at how easy it grows. Do your deer love it? They don’t really mess with our pasture much, but they come through and it’s a beautiful sight.

          We will have to chat about our garden adventures! ❤

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        2. The deer seem to take or leave it, and I am happy that it helps the eroion and poor soil that we have. I think the birds may eat the seeds more, since not so much grows in comparison to what is planted. I buy it in five-pound bags. and the organic is expensive, so that is maybe forty bucks right there. I thinkj the folks across the street and I will buy a bigger quantity and share this year. I founda a couple of old-fashioned vines that grow and are not eaten by anyone, and the bees love them. Renee’s seeds ‘pride of gibralter’ is a strange little plant that grows fine in big pots, and this very almost-aggressive vine’cathedral bells’ grows very much all over the place from big pots, makes giant lovely flowers later in the season, and the animals do not eat them. I only had one or two seeds of this grow, and it still covered the deck stairs railing. I will put it somewhere else but carefully, since it grows a lot and gives green and flowers and no one eats it. Oh well–flowers are great!

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        3. I’ll definitely check out the pride of Gibraltar! We did do Cathedral bells a few years ago and I was so amazed how fast and full it was! We didn’t get blooms until late almost fall, but it was so worth it. Thanks for sharing all the info, Donna. 💗

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  3. I’ve never tried growing pumpkins – it’s a miracle any of my plants live. My dad accidentally grew a few pumpkins one year where he’d thrown out the previous year’s pumpkin. Think they got to a decent size.

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  4. David R. Dowdy

    I’ve been taking a long break from gardening ever since I moved to an apartment. When I did it, though, it was very rewarding. It requires a lot of irrigation too because summer is very hot in North Carolina. I always had a lot of tomatoes! Melons grow big and the plants are productive. Never tried pumpkins. They would have done well, but I’d had enough of working in the garden when they go in.

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