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Gourds in the Garden
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ALGS Past President, Glenn
Burkhalter at the entrance to one
of his gourd arbors.

1knot

Long handle dipper gourd tied in a figure eight knot.

mold
face

Gourds can be manipulated
while growing. Short handle
dipper gourd growing in a plastic mold.

2knots

Two knots tied in one long handle dipper gourd.(a rare one indeed!)

Final results (if you’re lucky!)

2 knot gourd

Final results of the two knot gourd shown growing in picture on the left,

3_STORY_WINNERS

 2009, 2010 and 2011 AGS Jim Story Award
won by Glenn Burkhalter, Lacey’s Spring Al.

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Senior group visiting gourd farm of ALGS past President,
Glenn Burkhalter.

Manipulated Gourds
Indonesian Bottle

Arbor grown Indonesian Bottle Gourds by Glenn Burkhalter.

These are the final results of gourds that were grown and hand trained by Glenn Burkhalter

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A field of lagenaria gourds in late summer.

bloom

Beautiful yellow bloom of the Luffa (sponge) gourd. Gourds rely on insects for pollination.

martins

Gourds make attractive nesting places for Purple Martins. Note: ALL gourds should be painted white to reduce inside temperature for young nestlings.

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