Monday, August 17, 2009

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Welcome! Jerzie took this first picture of one of her sunflowers with her own camera. Pretty good for a 3 year old, don't you think?
She stood by it so you can see how tall it is.
There are still a couple buds that haven't opened. She's pretty proud of this plant. This package was for kids and they didn't get so tall.
This is the first time I have grown sunflowers and the rest are ones I grew.
I planted some last year but the neighborhood bunnies ate them all the first day. I put the leftover seeds in a bag and planted them this year so I'm not sure what any of them are.
I'm partial to the darker colored ones.
This picture is my favorite.
All of these were between 5 and 6 feet tall
except for this one.
Jerzie is standing by it so you can see how tall it is. Almost to the top of the shed. It has several more buds also.
With all the rain and these hot muggy days my Florida rain lilies have bloomed. You can see I didn't get this picture when they were all open. I've stayed inside as much as possible with the heat.
This was taken in the morning and you can see the dew on it.
I love these lilies!
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Have a nice walk through the lovely gardens!



5 comments:

Laurie and Chris said...

I didn't realize you had so many different sunflowers growing. Love Jerzie stand by them so you can really tell how tall they are.

Aiyana said...

I'm so surprised that this is your first time growing sunflowers. I didn't do it for many years as the smaller versions grow wild here along ditch banks and in vacant lots. I thought they were weeds when I was a kid. I also love the orange ones the best. Jerzie is getting a great garden start!
Aiyana

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I like the dark-colored sunflowers the best too. I can't recall seeing anything other than yellow sunflowers, until I saw your photographs. Wow, that one sunflower certainly is tall.

Carla said...

What beautiful photos! My sunflowers didn't do so well, but photos like yours make me want to try again. Jerzie's sunflower is by far the prettiest! (and maybe that's because SHE is standing next to it)
{I just had to scroll down to the next post, what fun!! Love that baby's smile:)

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Hi Jean,
It's Thursday, but I just linked to your Bloomin' Tuesday meme with a backdated blog post. It is really convenient that blogger allows you to change the posting options. Blogging is such fun, but it certainly is hard work. I am almost always playing catch up with my blogs. It seems I get little more done than going on trips and blogging about them. I'm not complaining, though. I am having LOTS of fun!