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 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