Self sown from last year
It’s Autumn here and a second crop of sunflowers has emerged from Summer’s seeds dropped in the garden. Just one freak flower has bloomed and look at it. I think it has been attacked by the birds! The temperatures are dropping each day and some chance for rain is finally forecast. I wonder if there will be any more flowers???
The beautiful parrots are happily munching away on the sunflower seeds. They seem to have a very methodical approach. There are still a few seeds left.
Also for Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge
My state is in Lock Down again. Here’s what I did the house last time, planted some sunnies.
I used to have a row of very overgrown agapanthus out the front of my house. They came out, (with an excavator) and I grew some sunflowers.
The sunflowers grew very well, taller than I had envisaged.
Shared with Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge
There are so many stages of a sunflower’s growth. Nature forms the most beautiful patterns and structures in something as simple as a single flower.
“Maybe if we act like umbrellas, we’ll stay cooler.”
“Too late, I think we’re melting.”
I hadn’t realised the different characteristics that these flowers could take on. This is a ‘Fluffy’ one.
It’s very hot here now. Hovering around 40 degrees C. for days now. My sunflowers are struggling bravely in the heat, but the constant heat takes a toll.
This poor old sunflower is a little bent out of shape.
I grew this massive sunflower to welcome in the new year. The weather has been unusually wet and windy and my poor sunflowers look a lot worse for wear. This one’s still smiling.
Also for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD).