Pumpkin Flowers

pumpkin and flowers

I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. It can be such a fun source of ideas, inspiration and lust. It can also drive me frickin’ bonkers with the overload of matchy-matchy parties with fifty different desserts all piled on a table- are we trying to put six-year olds in a sugar coma? And I have yet to meet a kid that likes to drink out of one of those paper straws regardless of its cuteness.

Total digression (okay, rant), but while we’re here, be sure to check out my Eat Drink Garden Pinterest boards ;-).

Back to good Pinterest. Spotting images of pumpkins filled with fall flowers got me thinking. Pumpkins are everywhere now in such a wide range of colors and textures. Why not venture out of the traditional fall color scheme? I grabbed a white pumpkin we had bought at Von’s and used it as the base for this floral arrangement for a friend.

It was quick to pull together, this whole project from cutting the pumpkin, to scooping out the seeds and picking and arranging the flowers took fifteen minutes. And it was all done in my terry cloth robe— the real world of blogging.

First step is to cut a hole and hollow out the pumpkin.

First step is to cut a hole and hollow out the pumpkin.

pumpkin flowers

I used a plastic cup as the inner vase to hold water and the flowers.

pumpkin flowers

I forged in my backyard for greenery and flowers.

pumpkin flowers

The soft colors look so pretty together.

pumpkin flowers

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10 thoughts on “Pumpkin Flowers”

Yes, this is the pumpkin season. I grew rouge de’ hiver, very dark orange and kinda flat, very pretty. I put them out for decoration, but will harvest the seeds, for eating and planting next year, I have used pumpkins for vases, very nice. And sometimes harvest the pulp.

I just bought several pumpkins yesterday including two Cinderella pumpkins. Love your beautiful flower arrangement but I’m not sure I have the guts to carve one of them out. In the meantime, I will let your arrangement live on my pinterest board. BTW, I totally agree with you about the over the top candy tables for children’s parties.

I need to know if fresh pumpkins used for floral arrangements will still be nice for 2.5 weeks if you don’t take out the seeds etc.

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