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Monday, September 9, 2013

Pumpkin Review


I know you remember
the squash that attacked Boston.
The road equipment yard, that is.

It started on top of the back fill bin, started over into the gravel bin, then changed its mind and headed out to the road.


It turned out to be pumpkins.
The road super knew that all along.


Three mighty pumpkins, right in a row.
Before you think the assistant road super let road salt get all over
the road super's pumpkins...
It's gravel dust from the now empty gravel bin. 



Pumpkin in the middle.


Pumpkin on the end.



And two hopeful pumpkin blossoms.
There was a bumble bee in the right hand blossom.
He was too flighty for me to capture.


Several ants are working for this pumpkin.

30 comments:

  1. Oh wow those pumpkins would take a prize in any show. Hope the other two blossoms make it as well.

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    1. I think they get first prize in "Pumpkins grown in a back fill bin" category.

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  2. Very Nice! Now... who gets to harvest them?

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    1. The road super sits on Main Street and hands out candy to the kids on Beggar's Night. He lives on a rural road, children don't bother with houses several miles apart.

      So, he will carve them up to put at the end of the road garage drive way on Main Street and make little kids smile.

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  3. I bet your grandchildren are thrilled with the three pumpkins. They are really a fun plant to grow.

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  4. Hari OM
    Powerful Pumpkin Pictures!!! I just know this is going to end in death of the pumpkins though...... $~} YAM xx

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  5. They are big and look healthy. I am growing mini white pumpkins in my compost pile because I do not turn it properly :)

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  6. As impressive as a sunflower,any day!
    Jane x

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  7. I think it is wonderful how Mother Nature manages to make a beautiful pumpkin arrangement.

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  8. WOW!!! I love it up there. I should maybe come up to see this year's display? Am I too crabby to come visit?

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    1. Absolutely not. Are you and Ruby up to lunch? Let me know.

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  9. Sunflower in 2012...Pumpkin in 2013...what will be next years plant?

    Tune in next year for more "As the mystery plant grows."

    I was never able to grow a pumpkin bigger than my fist...should have used dirt from a backfill bin.

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    1. I'm thinking next year we need a money tree.

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    2. I'm thinking ANY year we could use a money tree! ;-D

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  10. A lot of pumpkin soup this winter for you.
    If you get a money tree growing send me some of the produce, I have many uses for it.
    Merle...............

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  11. I never have any luck with pumpkins. One year I have some wonderful butternut squash, none since, though. I did have one pumpkin a couple of years ago, but like the ones you showed, it was a volunteer plant.

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  12. They are look lovely! I can smell pumpkin pie...

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  13. I see a fourth pumpkin in the future.

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  14. lovely---i am starting late in life, to really appreciate pumpkin!!!

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  15. Haven't seen pumpkins growing like this in a bit; great pictures of them, makes me want to carve one closer to Halloween :)

    betty

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  16. Dear Joanne, my favorite pie is pumpkin and so those round orange globe remind me that I have canned pumpkin in the pantry and could make myself some pumpkin custard now that fall is coming! Peace.

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  17. How perfect for fall. We always buy lots of pumpkins (for carving) and then roast the seeds. So delicious!

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  18. Isn't it wonderful to see the yellow flowers turn to huge pumpkins.

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  19. Oh wow! Those are really gorgeous pumpkins. They'll be perfect for Halloween.

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  20. Beautiful, healthy pumpkins and plants!

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  21. I wish I could grow ANYTHING let alone self-starters in a backfill bin!

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