It came from who knows where?! It is a volunteer gourd vine gone out of control! Another big talker with plenty of green that's showy and boastful but not much in the way of producing and it has taken over the grill, both heat pumps, a planter, almost an entire patch of pachysandra as well as an oak leaf hydrangea. What do I get in return?...A few more small, yet pretty, gourds. At this rate, I should have a bowl's worth of these things by Thanksgiving!