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Monday, July 29, 2013

First Sunflower





The first sunflower, the one growing outside the wire.
Buds at the juncture of every leaf!


The other sunflowers "saved" from the deer, must be another variety.
They are over six feet and just beginning to indicate blossoms.

Laura thinks it's first because it's short, "like we are."

18 comments:

  1. I love sunflowers... that first one has to be exceptionally special.

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  2. Sunflowers are such a cheery sight for deer and humans

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  3. Sunflowers always seem more human than other flowers, maybe it's their size or maybe because I used to watch a TV show with a talking sunflower :)

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  4. They're trying to distract you from the real crop, Joanne.

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  5. Lovely, Joanne! I love sunflowers. :)

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  6. Congratulations on beating the deer!

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  7. Should bring some pretty birds!

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  8. Good things come in small packages!
    Jane x

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  9. We have common field sunflowers. they will easily get to be 15' tall and the flowers are small, 3 or 4" in diameter.

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  10. That is some serious deer fence. Those cuties with the Bambi eyes and dainty toes must be a challenge when it comes to defending your garden. We have deer here, and moose, but they haven't invaded the town to munch on the produce--yet.

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  11. Lovely. I like sunflowers a lot :-)

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  12. Laura might be right. Tall enough, lets blossom.

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  13. Glorious. I remember the fun growing sunflowers when Jess & Joe were young.

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  14. Sounds like as good a reason as any lol.

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  15. It looks like this year's sunflower will have an easier time than the one you grew in the driveway last year!

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  16. Love a great big sunflower.
    Merle...........

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  17. I've just had an idea!
    Plant a stand of sunflowers and wait with my camera for the cockys to find them. cockatoos, galahs, parrots, should be a noisy summer.

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  18. It always cheers me to look at sunflowers. They are such dramatic, optimistic flowers.

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