So Many Pumpkins…

I didn’t realize until I hit the Publish button that my cryptic P.S. on my most recent post could be misleading.  I’m totally fine. Thank you so much for asking.


The reason why I couldn’t take any pictures at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay is simple.













I intended to keep this post for Halloween, but between the questions I received about my health and the fact that pumpkins are such a lovely automnal sight I decided to put them up today.

Enjoy and Have a Great Weekend!



  1. LOL, I’m so glad you are ok. These are so cute! What a clever idea–to paint them! Thanks for not leaving us hanging too long!

  2. Love the pumpkins. Sorry if I contributed to the panic reaction. Electronic communication has its weaknesses 😦

    • Honestly, I was the one who started it. The pumpkins were really cool. I stopped counting them actually, since so many were hidden behind bushes. I loved the colorful ones that stood like mini pieces of art. Thanks, Dan.

  3. So how many pumpkins did you count, Evelyne? 🙂 –Curt

    • I stopped counting at sixty-five because they were so pretty to admire. There was a mix of natural pumpkins left as is in the garden and painted ones that really looked like pieces of art. The choice of color was unexpected but really well done. You’d love this place, I think.

  4. Those are also my personal first for mauve pumpkins 🙂

  5. I’m glad there’s no cause for concern, these are great images. We rarely have collections of pumpkins on display as you do over there. I bought my first pumpkins of the year the other day to try making a pumpkin pie – something I’ve never eaten 🙂

    • That’s cool to know that the display of pumpkins remains very American. I know that people cook more with all sorts of gourds and pumpkins in France than we did when I lived there. There are also a few Halloween parties, but nothing comes close to the American passion for anything pumpkiny. In the street, at home, in the restaurants and other shops. Pumpkins everywhere.
      Was your pie good, Andrea? I love to make pumpkin chai pots de creme (a fancy name for little puddings).

      • I haven’t made it yet Evelyne, but soon – it’s going to be more complicated than anything I’ve made before, I even have to make pumpkin seed brittle and I’ve never made caramel before 🙂

  6. The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are so beautiful. I was there this spring, but looks like I should make a fall trip too. Love all the pumpkins!

    • All seasons there are beautiful, I’m sure. I’ve missed winter so far, but saw that there is a winter show there with lights and it must be so pretty you should check it out. The pumpkins were a wonderful addition to the gardens. Enjoy if you go!

  7. These are beautiful pumpkins. I love the way they are arranged. Thanks for sharing with us!

    • This place is gorgeous and you could spend hours there. This fall display was really cool and I had fun discovering the pumpkins all over the different parts of the gardens. There is even a children’s garden with a small library filled with picture books and early readers books about Maine. You would love this lovely section of the gardens.

  8. What an amazing array of pumpkins Evelyne! Stunning collection, so unusual! And I’m glad you’re okay 🙂

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