I needed a place to put all my gardening notes. Thought it would be fun for other people to see my input on various items of interest. I'm particularly fond of roses, fragrants, and flowering vines. Hope you enjoy.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Autumn Joy in Summer Time
Sunflowers are among the easiest to grow of all flowers. You just plop the seeds into the ground, cover them up, water, and watch them perform. They want full sun, but that's about it. They tolerate drought very well and bloom like crazy. Birds and bees love them. People also love them if you plant the right type! I don't plant them for us to eat, but I love seeing the birds and bees come and dine. I didn't have to plant any sunflowers this year because my forest of them came up voluntarily from plants I had last year. This variety is called Autumn Joy. It is a multi-headed type that comes in many shades of color. I love them!
Here are a few pictures of individual blooms so you can see the variety that they come in.