Sunflowers

Sunflowers

The sunflowers have been following the days for a little while now. I was not a sunflower fan until we started growing them a couple of years back, along with a bunch of other direct-seed cutting flowers—nothing like growing your own for attitude adjustment! Now, I love ‘em (well, I really like them), especially when they’re standing tall in the field. These are Sunrich Orange, a one-to-a-stem “pro” cutting variety. There’s also a really rich, multi-color, multi-bloom variety called Go Bananas, you can see a couple tucked away in the corner of the pic… This season’s small flower garden is getting some use, as a few CSA shareholders take advantage of the there-for-the-taking standing offer. And I enjoy that they’re there for the seeing!

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10 Responses to “Sunflowers”

  1. Paul R says:

    Mike, thanks for the post, we were going through TFB withdrawl!

  2. Dan says:

    Great shot! If I ever get to the country I’ll be growing lots of sunflowers, so beautiful. I am growing lemon queen this year from the Great Sunflower Project. They have just started blooming so I have been submiting bee counts to them. The bee’s certainly like them!

  3. If I didn’t live clear across the country I would come visit just to see your stand of sunflowers…LOVE them!  Kim

  4. Jeff T says:

    I’m with Paul R! I refuse to accept the twitterization of the World.
     
     

  5. Mike (tfb) says:

    Paul: Didn’t mean to fall so behind (but then, when do we ever?!)… I have TONS of photos and will be backposting forever, once I get down to it. Thanks for the note!!!

    Dan: Sunflowers…they do grow on you. :)

    Kim: I think we’d be great neighbors! Y’know, as weird as the whole removed-from-reality cyberworld is (IMO), online can be kinda like FARMING. Instead of being packed together like in cities, we’re all separated by even just a bit of land. We can all go about kinda doing things our way in our little groups, and get together at a moment’s notice whenever we want to share… The luxury of a little space! (What a thought when most of the people on the planet live in cities… Ooops.)

    Jeff: I’m with you, too! Gotta get off Twitter… It’s worse than watching the news!

  6. Kathleen says:

    I’m in the process of starting my own tiny farm in Pennsylvania. Pretty excited about the possibilities, but a bit nervous, too. But that’s probably normal. I’m hoping to get a greenhouse put in this fall as well as preparing beds for spring planting. I’ve started a blog about the farm – you’re welcome to visit anytime!  http://tuliptreehillfarm.blogspot.com

  7. Paul says:

    We have never grown sunflowers.  Usually we have to fight  to keep them out of the beans!  I really like that picture though.  Might have to plant some next year.

  8. The heads of the sunflower look so beautiful in your photo’s they are a delight!

  9. Randy Henrie says:

    I rarely bookmark sites. I will bookmark this one. Awesome.
    <a href=http://adognamedkitty.com/sunflowerfarm.aspx>Sunflower Farm</a>

  10. I love sunflowers – they are so full of optimism and life.

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