Lockwoods Greenhouses, I caved.
The original price was more than I'd normally spend - but I had $20 in Lockwood's "points" I was going to save for my annuals in the spring that I used toward this. That made it way more attractive.
They're made by Rebecca (Becky) Watts, of Hamburg NY. They are real pumpkins. The pumpkins are a specific types with very thick skins that don't rot quickly, and will not leak when watered. The succulents are glued in place into moss. I was told that it will easily last four months – and as long as through February. At that time, the succulents can be replanted. I have just the perfect hypertufa planter to put them in when it's time.
If you're local, you can attend Becky's two workshops at Lockwoods, on Saturday, October 6 and Saturday, October 13, both at 1:30 (though the October 6 class is sold out already!). $40 gets you the expert instruction, plants, and pumpkins. Call the store (649-4684) or stop in Lockwoods to sign up. There are many on display in the store if you get there – if they haven't run out.