Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Detail of my Leaves by Hundreds came design
Pumpkin tree plant, pumpkin-on-a-stick or pumpkin bush, Japanese golden egg, Chinese scarlet eggplant, Hmong eggplant or tomato eggplant.
Green, and ripens to yellow then orange and finally orangey red
Two weeks to a month depending on the size and conditions. Dries very well
The stems are used in autumn bouquets with the fruits intact on the branches, or just the fruit. The dried fruit can also be used in garlands or in autumn potpourri.
Condition as you would any woody stem. Whittle the stem to remove some of the bark to ensure proper hydration. Hang upside down in a well-ventilated area to dry.
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