Friday, July 27, 2012

Yellow Happiness

I was able to nurture only two sunflower plants to bloom...but I will share as they look so darn happy.






15 comments:

kenju said...

They are beautiful and they make me happy!

Joanne said...

You will be rewarded by chickadees and finches and other little seed grabbers I can't even think of right now. Good job.

Granny Annie said...

I finally have a new camera and nothing to take pictures of. You are so fortunate to have these lovely sunflowers. Even just one would be better than just none:)

Daniel LaFrance said...

Superb! These flowers and photos are!

Red said...

Two are all you need unless you're a farmer. Great shots of yellow.

Brian Miller said...

they are beautiful...i love sunflowers! so bright....

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So pretty! You did well. I cannot grow those dang things! I see them growing through sidewalk cracks, but putting them in my garden is apparently the death knell for them. :/

Dave King said...

We didn't try any this years, so it was good to see yours. Thanks for.

Kikit said...

We're going to a sunflower field tomorrow. This blog post serves as my teaser. :)

Chris said...

I think we have similar climates. Let me tell you how I came to have lots of sunflower and other volunteers. To try a new plant I'd like to volunteer, I buy seed cheap at the end of the season, and broadcast it in the fall where I think I'd like the volunteers. I till, mulch, plant, whatever, as usual. In the spring I hand weed those areas and hold off mulching, until the volunteers have shown up. (After the first year volunteers can appear anywhere.) Sometimes I'll move very young volunteers. I find the sunflowers sprout right around the last frost. This year I'm enjoying volunteer sunflowers, bachelor buttons, columbine, dill, cilantro, butternut squash, and tomatoes. In the fall, I clean up the garden as usual but leave some seed heads. Sometimes I collect seeds and broadcast them where I'd like new volunteers.... I'm guessing you know all this, but I like writing about gardening. I wish I had a camera, I'd show you.

Rachel Cotterill said...

There may only be two, but they're lovely!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

My crop was sparce also and birds have already dined on them.
Have 4 plants waiting to bloom that are suppose to be unusual.

Hilary said...

They're so lovely. I believe that first one is smiling.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Whoa -- nice angles, nice light -- I enjoyed -- barbara

sonia a. mascaro said...

Gorgeous flowers, Tabor!