Look what I found this morning!
There was a new and different flower among the dancing gourds, and it turned out to be a luffa!
Which means there may actually be two surviving luffa gourds that got transplanted.
Along with this open flower, I found some teeny, tiny female flowers developing as well. Unfortunately, there isn’t a single male flower or bud to be seen, so this luffa likely won’t get pollinated.
It’s way too late in the season for something like luffa. We started them indoors early enough to have given them the time, even after the Great Cat Crush, but everything got set back by the weather so much after transplanting, any advantage we had was lost. Still, it was a nice surprise to find they did survive!