My Alpine Home

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pick Yer Punkin!

Yesterday was a gorgeous day and hubby and I spent a good portion of it in the garden.  The rest of the day was spent cleaning our garage.

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I did a lot of cutting back, pulling out, and harvesting.

Time to Pick Yer Punkin!

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What’s your choice?  Fat ones, skinny ones, short ones, tall ones?

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How about color?

Light orange, dark orange, creamy white, white, or even green?

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I think that the creamy white ones crossed over with the orange pumpkins.  They were on the same vine as the pure white.

The green pumpkins are going to get a coat of black spray paint and will be used in my b&w vignettes.

Most of them are medium to small sized.  But look at this tall skinny one.  I love it!

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This is where my pumpkins were harvested from.  Planted beneath my roses.  As you can see, I also pulled out the Zinnias that were planted in front of the fencing.

Getting the garden ready for Winter.  Tomatoes are still producing.  I am always so sad to see them come to an end!

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Just something about pumpkins that makes me smile.

Don’t you love them?

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hugs,

Jann

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39 comments:

augcott said...
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augcott said...

I'll take one of each please! :-D
They are wonderful .... I never have luck growing my own .... you must have a green thumb!!!
Have a great Sunday!
diane

Lois' Laughlines said...

The pumpkin patch is one of my favorite places to go. I love the small round orange one and the large white pumpkins. The wheel barrow full is so adorable.
Blessings to you

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love home grown pumpkins. I had a pumpkin vine that was circling the yard - lots of blooms but no pumpkins then finally one was growing and my friend who worked in a garden nursery said that's no pumpkin - its a water melon and you better pick it. So I did and put in on the table, well it was a pumpkin because it started turning orange and the rotted. I was a little peeved that I listed to someone who doesn't even have a garden. That's what I get.

Have a great week - I am so sorry to see the veggies go.
Mary

Susie said...

Wow Jann, a wheel barrel full of pumpkins. All so nice. Can't wait to see your decorating with them. Blessings this Sunday. xoxo,Susie

Barbara F. said...

Pumpkins are one of my very favorite things, Jann, and going to a pumpkin patch just makes me so happy! xo

Winnie said...

I know it's weird but pumpkins are not very common here, and it's the first time I see different kinds of them :)

Debra Oliver said...

Hey, look at you and your wonderful harvest!! LOVE that tall skinny one, how cute!!

priscilla said...

Great pumpkins ..Jann! Love them all !

Linda W. said...

Nice pumpkin photos! The pumpkins growing in our garden are all now orange - early for this time of year.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Yes I love them! I haven't grown pumpkins in years but I would like too again! ♥

Susan Clayton said...

We usually get some pumpkins growing out of the compost but this year they are all vine and blooms no pumpkins. I love them all! I picked my green tomatoes - frost warning. I love the scent of the plants and the tomatoes - even when they are green. Such a spicey earthy scent.

Barbara said...

What a wonderful harvest Jann! I can't pick a favorite!!
XO Barbara

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Golly, Ms. Jann- yer punkins are mighty fine, ma'am!

Sign me up for the white ones to go with my white universe.

This is first year we didn't plant pumpkins - just never had any luck with them for some reason.....but I told hubs I want lots of WHITE ONES for next year - med and baby boos. They're just so danged adorable.

The Old Parsonage said...

Love them all - how wonderful that you grow your own, they can be soo expensive.

xo

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Jann, I love all the pumpkins and I never saw a white one before and I have been seeing them all over blog land! I will miss the tomatoes too & I'm waiting for mine to turn red! Take care,
Julie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Wow! You've sure got a green thumb! I'd love to have a wheelbarrow filled with that pretty variety of pumpkins.

NanaDiana said...

I love all the different colors of Autumn you show here. I love the scents AND sights of Fall, Jann. A wonderful post!!! xo Diana

Sarah Adams said...

Love all of the different pumpkins! We grew gourds and pumpkins this year! Fun!!

Joyce Olson said...

I love your punkins!! They are so awesome and it is so neat that you grew them all by yourself!! Could I have one of each please!
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

Art and Sand said...

I love your variety of pumpkins. I am planning to buy a bunch tomorrow to do a porch display.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love all your pumpkins...and the pumpkin pillow is so cute!!
hugs,
Cindy

Kris said...

Oh how I love pumpkins! Tall, skinny, green, white, orange, yellow....fat, you name it, I love them all!!! You have a big beautiful wheelbarrow full of them! Love it!
xo Kris

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Great pumpkins Jann! You must have a green thumb to get such a nice harvest of them. My favorite are the pumpkin pie pumpkins, short squatty and with a cool "handle" on them. Funny how we have a favorite. But we all do. Your tall skinny one is fabulous!
Have a great week!

Blessings, Edie Marie

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Jan you certainly can grow a pumpkin!!! These are beautiful. They look like they are right off the pumpkin farm. Loved this post. So fall and inspiring. A few painted black for your Halloween decor will be so cute.
Kris

Fran. said...

Hi Jann I am just back from Connecticut from seeing my daughter for a week!!! Just getting caught up on my fav blog reading!! Oh I Love your pumpkins and the fact that you grew them!! What a blessing!! The pumpkins are a lot like people each one so different in their own way and each one so beautiful!! XOXO Love Fran.

Cynthia said...

Wow Jann what a harvest of pumpkins you have there. I just love green ones and of course the white. My girlfriend has pumpkins growing in her yard. We just don't know when to pick them. They are pretty small but maybe that is it and they are ready. We aren't sure....any guidance???

Cynthia

Linda Primmer said...

I love them all. Variety is always great. I have yet to see different colors around here. The pillow is so cute. love the pumpkins in the wheelbarrow....

Fran said...

I love the variety of colors and sizes! I spent my day gardening yesterday, also. Wasn't the weather glorious? No pumpkins here, however, just a lot of trying to re-seed my grass over a few bald patches. Enjoy your week! :) --Fran

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I'd like a creamy one or two, please!

Pamela Gordon said...

You sure grew some pretty pumpkins, Jann. What a nice variety!

Laura Dowden said...

I just love all of your pumpkins! What a great variety :) They will be so much fun to decorate with. Looking forward to seeing them on your blog!

Joanne said...

Wow look at those beautiful pumpkins! and I love them in the wheel barrel!
Blessings, Joanne

Rose said...

today I swung by the store after work and they had LOTS of the usual orange ones. They had some very white white ones. There were orange ones with lots of green and brown warts.

living from glory to glory said...

I just love pumpkins, every color and every size! We love Fall because of the great harvest time of so many diferent fruits and vegtables. I really loved your pictures!
Blessings, Roxy

Audrey said...

Oh my Jann ... what a harvest. Beautiful pumpkins and to think you grew them. I had a vine come up in the compost, but just leaves and no fruit. Maybe I should try to grow them next year. You will have fun decorating with all of those. I love them all.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Julie Marie said...

Love all your pretty pumpkins Jann!... can you believe the SNOW we got?... YIKES!... not ready for that yet!... Happy October to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Laura said...

I so want to plant pumpkins some year! The deep orange, squatty one is my favorite. They all are wonderful!

Laura

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

You have inspired me to plant some pumpkin vines next year, Jann!
Love all the colors and shapes. How CUTE are they!?

Thanks so much for linking up with Favorites on the First!
xoxox
Alison