Friday, October 17, 2008

Ode to Sunflowers

A garden of Sunflower beckoned to me -Come join us, my lady, and joyous you'll be!
We're large ones and small ones, some dainty and fair,
And even some delicate to wear in your hair.
We follow the sun, swaying slowly without a care,
We have a new dance that with you we will share.
A Garden of Sunflowers - author unknown

Here is a montage of the sunflowers I grew this year. They are all the same heirloom variety, which I can't remember at the moment but will look up when I get home. I picked this variety because the picture on the seed packet was maroon like the last flower in this post, but in the end I love how they came out all different colors. I will definitely grow these again next year, although I guess I have to find another spot since I read that you should rotate sunflowers. I saved some of the seeds, but we didn't eat any. Maybe next time.


Jeni Treehugger said...

Sunflowers are my absolute favourite!
The smell from them is out of this world!!

StripyPixieSocks said...

What a beautiful poem and I love Sunflowers too!

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