June 24, 2011

Sunflowers in Bud

A couple months ago, I dug up the other section of the hell strip, relocated a tansy there, and planted some sunflower seeds.  All the plants have dealt surprisingly well with the drought and heat, and the sunflowers are getting ready to open!

I forget the variety, but I really think sunflower buds are gorgeous.  They remind me of artichokes which shouldn't be too surprising since they're in the same family.  I think they look gorgeous in floral arrangements without petals because they have such an interesting texture and arrangement.  Take a look!

Shockingly, I managed to take this picture on the street without props.  My neighbor's house across the street was in shade, and this sunflower was in sun!

For more inspiring blooms from other wonderful garden bloggers, check out Tootsie Time's Fertilizer Friday!


  1. what a lovely photo that's a beautiful bud, but i never saw it that way before. thanks.

  2. wow...that is a frame photo for sure!!! I love it!
    I also love how you call part of your garden the hell strip. hahaha
    so..thanks for linking in this week. it is nice to finally get around to say hi and thanks to all the gardeners who patiently grow their flowers and who flaunt with me each week!

  3. Outrageous shot girl! I love sunflowers and the buds are really great!

  4. webb - I'm glad you like it!

    Tootsie - Wow, thank you! Maybe I'll consider making prints for family/friends for Christmas. And thank you for hosting Fertilizer Friday!

    Candy - Thanks! I'm glad you like the buds as well!


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