With any gourd arrangement, the key seems to be simplicity. Over-styling can look a little too kitschy country.
• 1. Pairing them with large simple stalk greenery like an elephant ear or split philo from the florist is an easy, inexpensive, and interesting alternative to an elaborate autumn centerpiece. I love the contrast between the crisp white table and the earthy shapes of the kettle, bottle, and powder horn hardshell gourds. Arranging them loosely emphasizes their beautiful organic forms.
• 2. The gourd version of the Easter basket!
• 3. Adding simple pillars in a variety of sizes into the mix contributes a bit of glam without taking away from the humble appeal of the arrangement.
• 4. It's hard to go wrong with a simple arrangement of baby-boo gourds. Now that Halloween has passed they seem to be on sale everywhere, but they make a lovely arrangement throughout autumn.