Sunflowers: From Seed to Tower in an Hour?

Not really, but it seems that way when a tiny seed produces a nine-foot plant in 90 days.  It’s August, and our flower season is coming to an end.  It’s been glorious.  We planted our neat little row in our front, side-yard next to the garage.  With each day’s comings and goings, we’ve marveled at the spectacle of the sunflowers growing and reaching skyward.

Slideshow: 90 Days in the Life of a Sunflower

The Weight of the Seeds Pull the Flowers Towards the Earth

“The Sunflow’r, thinking ’twas for him foul shame
To nap by daylight, strove t’ excuse the blame;
It was not sleep that made him nod, he said,
But too great weight and largeness of his head.”
~ Abraham Cowley

4 thoughts on “Sunflowers: From Seed to Tower in an Hour?

  1. Pingback: Such Promise in a Packet of Seeds | gardeningnirvana

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