We’ve all seen them, because they’re everywhere.
I admit, I really like them. Maybe I’m just sick of the same old orange pumpkin. Maybe they make a display look just a bit more elegant. Maybe it’s just a trend that started years ago, has reached its max-out peak and will be gone soon.
Whatever the reason or the cause, white pumpkins are more “in” than ever.
Don’t get me wrong.
When the fall colors roll around, I am the first to love my reds and browns and shades of burnt orange. I will never cease to be amazed by nature’s color palette with the change of the seasons. The trusted orange pumpkin is still prolific, as well as many other shades and sizes of squash.
Have you noticed that the new trend is more pumpkins are better? I don’t know how I feel about that, but 50 pumpkins on your porch or deck seems to be what the magazines/pinterest/social media tells us is the best way to celebrate fall.
I hope they don’t have any need to use those stairs in case of a fire.
Nevertheless, the pumpkins are neutral neutral neutral.
Oh sure, a few orange pumpkins are thrown in, but even those are pale and muted. Understated. Quiet.
None of these are the rowdy, screaming, terrifying jack-o-lanterns I grew up with.
I confess, I think it looks fresh. Sometimes I wish the holidays could be anything other than red and green (and sometimes blue). I get sick of the same old thing.
Apparently these artisan pumpkins and gourds do grow naturally (as opposed to white christmas trees.) They are just heirloom and specialty seeds. They are ideal for carving as they’re softer on the outside…not as tough as those big orange pumpkins.
This too, shall pass, and we’ll all move on to the next big thing. But for now, we’re all Martha Stewart, who, by the way, was using white pumpkins in her displays in 2003. (I read about her in this article.)
Whether your pumpkins are white,tan, bright orange, or anything in between, I hope you have fun with them this season. They only come around once a year. Let’s enjoy it while it lasts.