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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday

Early in the spring, at church, our boys were given little flower pots with a sunflower seed in them. This is the only one that made it to the outdoors, and it has grown far beyond our expectations! Had I known it would actually survive, I probably wouldn't have planted it so near the house! Being right below an eavestrough that regularly overflows when it rains has kept it well watered!
There is a second head, but it's bowed way down to the ground!
Aside from the sunflower about the only real color right now is the petunias and marigolds.

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15 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Deborah, I love that sunflower. I didn't plant sunflowers this year and I am kicking myself for it. Your petunia are very pretty too! I love the yellow marigolds mixed with red petunia, very pretty!
Love, Ann

goooooood girl said...

So good......

Carla said...

More pretty healthy petunias! I just can't do them, and I love them!!! The sunflower is amazing isn't it? That something that small, can grow that big in one short season! Thank for sharing:)

Aiyana said...

I have a coffee table book that features the sunflowers of Italy, where they grow them commercially. It's quite a sight to see acres of the huge sunflowers, all bending over. It looks like they are dejected.
Aiyana

Jean said...

Love the sunflower! I planted some for the first time and the rabbits ate them the first day out! Jean

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Sunflowers are such a happy flower - they always make me smile. Love the red petunias too!

Manuela

Deborah said...

aiyana..we have fields of sunflowers here in Manitoba too...it is beautiful to see an entire field of them. As kids we used to go cut off a head and eat the seeds....they were soft, but we didn't mind!

Laurie and Chris said...

i love sunflowers. I am going to have to plant some next year. Thanks for sharing. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!

Sweetie said...

Hi Deborah, I have never creased to be amazed by sunflowers. It is so nice that your son's flower bloomed. It must have been wonderful to see him watch the sunflower grow!
Sweetie

PGL said...

Sunflowers are such happy flowers. The petunias are still blooming their hearts out.

Suzanne said...

The sunflowers look like they are loaded with seeds. I'll bet there are a lot of happy birds hanging around your house! Your red petunias are beautiful. I have to plant some next year!

OldCottonPicker said...

I like sunflowers, last year I grew some in my little garden, I don't look to happy in this picture, I took it using a tripod and a timer, I think I was wondering if this was going to work or not.

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/4953/giantsunflowersandmejulps6.jpg

This year I grew some more of them, I think they're so pretty.

Gururaj said...

This does'nt look like a garden; this looks like heaven
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Mia Caley said...

I love flowers! It makes our home more beautiful.



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Phoebe Bramston said...

Flowers are so refreshing! Adds life and beauty in our home.


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