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what color are pumpkin stems?

would I get away with making the stems a dark green? I was told thats the color when they are still ripening. But everywhere I see pumpkin decor they look brown. I have some dark green yarn, no brown...would I get away with it? or would it look like an orange tomato (unless I made it a jack o lantern)?


Asked by Owl_Feather at 6:18 AM on Sep. 22, 2010 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • The stems are green as the pumpkins are growing and when they become ripe and are picked, the stems are brown. But honestly, when people draw pumpkins, paint pumpkins, piece pumpkins via quilting etc....the stems are green because the green/orange contrasts looks prettier than orange/brown.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 7:43 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Dark green would look really good I think. They care brown but, not not the whole time, they start out green. Many pumpkins are drawn with green stems.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:20 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • I think dark green would look fine. What are you making??

    Answer by Cindy18 at 6:21 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • thanks ryansmom001! I guess because I wasnt too sure, all I focused on was the decor with brown stems. I'm sure there were some with green lol.

    Comment by Owl_Feather (original poster) at 6:21 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • cindy18: potholders!

    Comment by Owl_Feather (original poster) at 6:22 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • i have seen pumpkin stems colored green (did it myself as a kid) but you are right ---they are sort of a tan beige color

    Answer by sadie51 at 6:30 AM on Sep. 22, 2010