Saturday, June 30, 2012
Does anything say "Summer" more than beautiful, happy Sunflowers! According to my little Curious Gardener's Almanac - "The Sunflower is a native plant of the Americas, where the Indians used its seed as an important source of food. The Incas of Peru were sun worshippers and used it in religious ceremonies. The sunflower leans toward the sun in a process known as "heliotropism."
I know we have all driven by fields of sunflowers amazed how each tall flower has it's face turned toward the sun. Sunflowers are a fun flower to grow in your own garden too. I planted a few seeds in my little veggie garden area; right by the fence. I enjoyed watching them grow, getting large buds, and eventually opening up to a very big showy flower. Usually I save my seed packets, but sadly did not keep this one. All I know is that it was a mixed variety. So...enjoy some "sun" from my garden today.
"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment."