Are there gardeners out there that are NOT seduced in the slightest way by sunflowers ? .. is it possible ?
Even if you choose not to grow them can you ignore these gems ?
I'm no expert (can ya' guess ?) about growing anything actually .. luck is on my side for a lot of the garden to dish out its beauty for me.
Sunflowers .. my neighbor had some HUGE ones .. maybe those "Mammoth" type or the "Russian"
You could actually watch their heads turn as much as possible to face the sun .. they were stunning.
My paltry experience began with Goldfinches .. yes .. that unbelievably BRIGHT yellow beauty that we are now totally hooked on (thus the special feeders and Niger seed, which turns that part of the garden into the "black" lagoon look, but also attracting other birds to peck around for goodies) .. where was I ? .. ah ! yes .. I planted "Valentine" http://www.tmseeds.com/product/6269.html , just happens to be Thompson and Morgan seed .. and these birds went absolutely NUTS for the seeds .. even when I was cutting stray plant arms and putting them on the patio table .. they couldn't get enough of them. So .. mental note GET those kind again and I have .. I also had no idea you could eat the flower buds .. read the instructions on the site .. I was amazed !
Velvet Queen http://www.tmseeds.com/product/6081.html
Was my "unusual" sunflower of choice .. the dark colour is stunning and in combination against the yellows it is eye candy for sure !
Italian White http://www.tmseeds.com/product/6301.html
Swinging from one extreme colour to the next in a pale more delicate looking sunflower .. this is my first year for these and I am really looking forward to seeing how they stand out.
A dwarf that blooms in 60 days, with a variety of colours to boot ! I need something in the front of my raised bed where the back half will be those vines I want to grow up to the deck.
This is a new one for me so again with .. I wonder how this will work out !
Another dwarf .. and yes ... aimed at kids .. so they should be fairly easy for me ?
The description says grow a Munchkin .. grow a Smile .. too cute !