Friday, August 28, 2009

Keep Your Face To The Son!!!

I love sunflowers. I love their reminder to me to always keep my face to the Son!! I love their colors, the shape, the fact that they give me seeds to either replant or feed to the birds or eat. I don't think you can ever have too many sunflowers. This is a lone sentinel. I have 2 posts up to have a garden gate at some point. I guess a garden fence has to be put up first. :) I planted a seed by both posts, but only one grew. I love how you can see the corner of the house and also the barn.

This is my tallest one. It was looking down at me today. :) Michael said it is at least 10 feet tall.

This one is almost spent. Pretty soon, the birds will be pulling seeds out of it. You get a lot of seeds from a head this big.

This little guy is about 2.5 feet off the ground. It is growing down among the stalks of the tallest sunflowers in my garden.

We are seeing lots of bee activity since the bees moved in. Here is a bee on this sunflower.

This is not a sunflower. Several years ago, someone dug me up a clump of their hostas and brought it to me. I was not sure where I was going to plant it, so this big clump sat out on my front porch until it died (or at least I thought it had). It sat there almost a year. Michael asked me what he should do with the big clump of dirt. The dogs had dug a hole on the side of the house to get cool in the soil. I told him to just fill in that hole and he did. Winter came and passed. The next spring, the hosta grew. This is its third year I believe and this is the first time I have seen it have flowers. :) Tough little plant!!


LadySnow said...

The sunflowers are gorgeous!

The Stricklands said...

My sweet little Molly planted 1 lone sunflower seed in the spring. It is now about 7 feet tall and will soon start to dry out. It is her pride and joy! Your pictures are beautiful :) Have fun knitting!!!

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