Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sunflower Love

Oh how I love sunflowers! They are such a happy plant. Those pretty, bright yellow heads that magically track the sun
through the day (a little reminder for me to keep my face to the light).I have tried for years to grow them.
I have only been successful once.

I'm not sure why a flower that will thrive in an empty lot will not grow in my yard. Because of this, I have been spotted over the years traipsing through abandoned patches of ground cutting large bouquets. Did you know that people can give you some really strange looks when you're out in an empty field with a pair of clippers?This year I decided to go faux with some realistic looking sunflowers. They're just as pretty but without the mess of hitchhiker bugs, falling pollen, and odd looks from strangers.And I love how they look in my thrift store vintage brown bottles.


Okie Chic said...

Soo pretty I love flowers also.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love them also...they look great faux!!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful. I may need to get some clippers and head to the nearest empty lot. Sunflowers always remind me of my grandpa. He grew the biggest ones I've ever seen. He passed away last month and we used sunflowers in all of the florals and for the pallbarrers. Sunflowers will definitely always have a special place in my heart.

Rose H (UK) said...

They look super in your vintage bottles :o) Very pretty.

Krystal said...

Oh, I love your sunflowers! And you are absolutely right about trying to grow them! Most of our yard is not landscaped. The sunflowers grow all over and thrive, especially since I make no effort to water them. But, I planted tons of sunflowers in two places in my yard and only a single plant grew! It was supposed to be a Russian Mammoth that we could harvest the seeds from. But no, it decided to grow half a foot tall instead. Oh well, at least I still have the others. :)

Sandra said...

Very pretty! I love sunflowers even if they're faux.:) I'm getting ready to decorate my garland outside with a fall theme that will include sunflowers.:)

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