my name's Bob, and this is my website, which I've devoted to
growing and decorating gourds. I spend much of my time planting,
growing, reaping, drying, decorating, and showing gourds. Most of the gourds I grow become
one-of-a-kind pieces of gourd art.
In 1998 I wanted to make some bird houses, so I
started growing birdhouse
gourds. I dried them, cut a round hole in the side, and hung several
of these gourd birdhouses in trees on my property. After a year and a
half, it was clear that none of the birds I feed had adopted a birdhouse
gourd as a home, so I cut two more holes in the gourds and transformed
the bird houses into bird feeders. The birds love them; I have filmed
their antics ducking in and out of these gourd feeders. By that
time I was hooked on growing gourds to create objects of art.
Peruse the pages on this site to read some tips
about growing and cleaning gourds, along with lots of photos. Thank
you for visiting!