Pumpkins Everywhere

Last Sunday my mother-in-law and father-in-law paid us a visit.  One of our usual stops with them is the local nursery. My husband’s love for landscaping comes from his mother.  She has a green thumb and a beautiful garden!

The nursery still has quite a selection of pumpkins available including some really outrageous ones.

The largest was $70!  I wonder if that includes delivery…

Did you know that word pumpkin originates from the word pepon (πέπων), which is Greek for “large melon”?The French adapted this word to pompon, which the British changed to pumpion and later American colonists changed that to the word we use today, “pumpkin.”  (That bit of pumpkin knowledge is thanks to wikipedia).

There was also had a huge selection of this year’s ever-so-popular white pumpkin.

And a delightful selection of gourds and mutant pumpkins (as I call them).

The red and white striped pumpkin was one of my personal favorites.

We did not leave with any new pumpkins.  Despite the deer attack we still have three pumpkins at the house.  We did purchase a few things though.  You’ll have to check back tomorrow to see what they were!

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