My first Fall sunflower!

@TheHorse (117958)
Walnut Creek, California
October 18, 2020 11:41am CST
My faithful assistant (Horse Jr.) forgot to water some of my plants when I headed off to Montana in late July. As a result, I lost a few corn, green bean, and sunflower plants. I decided to replant, and see if I'd got some plant action before the Winter cold set in. My first sunflower bloomed the other day, and I think three or four others are going to follow suit. This one snuck through the lattice on my balcony to catch the morning sun. That's why the angle of the photo is odd. I hope it doesn't make you dizzy. Do you have flowers still blooming?
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
18 Oct
Your post reminded me that I still have a Gladioli blooming and some new Calendula. That looks like a nice bloom. It's a more bright Yellow than mine were.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
Have any pictures?
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
18 Oct
Calendula
@TheHorse Lol. Oh aye, I could go into the garden and take a picture of the new Calendula. It's pitch black. It's raining. Leave it with me.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
@JimBo452020 Looks happy.
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@moffittjc (91702)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Oct
That's awesome that you got a bloom after planting so late in the season. Here in Florida, it seems that flowers bloom all year long. There's a local farm right up the road from me that grows sunflowers, and they have a field full of blooming sunflowers right now. It is pretty awesome to see when you drive by.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
Fields full of sunflowers make me happy.
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@moffittjc (91702)
• Gainesville, Florida
19 Oct
@TheHorse Me too! I used to take my girlfriend all the time and we would walk through the sunflower fields.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
@moffittjc I miss cycling through the cornfields in Iowa!
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@wolfgirl569 (35485)
• Marion, Ohio
19 Oct
Its a pretty yellow
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
It's nice to have a little color in the Fall.
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@wolfgirl569 (35485)
• Marion, Ohio
19 Oct
@TheHorse My sunflowers are all done. I do still have the winter hardy pansies I bought last month to see if they will come back next spring.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
@wolfgirl569 Will they come back year after year?
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@CarolDM (103139)
• United States
18 Oct
Good for you. Yes I have shared a few I still have.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
Hope you get a few more.
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@CarolDM (103139)
• United States
18 Oct
@TheHorse They are on the way out.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
@CarolDM I don't expect my little friends to stick around too long either.
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• Santiago, Chile
18 Oct
What a beautiful, but single sunflower. It needs company ASAP!
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
Heh. I think I have four that are trying.
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• Santiago, Chile
19 Oct
@TheHorse oh well I'll wait for that four sunflower picture!
@shubhu3 (36763)
• New Delhi, India
18 Oct
Wow. It looks great. I love seeing flowers bloom.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
It's a happy little sunflower.
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@shubhu3 (36763)
• New Delhi, India
19 Oct
@TheHorse I like it.
@Hytton03 (2013)
• Philippines
18 Oct
It's really beautiful, don't have flowers.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
It's little, but it's cute.
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@Hytton03 (2013)
• Philippines
18 Oct
@TheHorse how many days to become big?
@Shavkat (96169)
• Philippines
19 Oct
We have some flowers still blooming here despite the monsoon rains.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
This is the monsoon season, right?
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@Shavkat (96169)
• Philippines
20 Oct
@TheHorse It is only in my city. Other places in my country do not have this.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Oct
@Shavkat Interesting. My friend here is from near Manila. Are they experiencing heavy rains there?
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@Marty1 (61545)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
19 Oct
Beautfutiful flower! I don't have flowers still blooming as I don't plant any one question though? shouldn't the middle be brown?
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
It is now. But the seeds will be too small to harvest.
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@Marty1 (61545)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
19 Oct
@TheHorse do sunflower seeds start out yellow and then turn brown? what would you do with the seeds if you harvested them? have you ever harvested seeds from your sunflowers before?
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
@Marty1 I'll have to look more closely next time I grow big ones. I'm actually not sure. My little guys do that, though. When I worked in Oakland, the kids and I grew BIG sunflowers. In the Fall we would harvest the seeds. We'd soak them over night in salty water, sometimes with a touch of sugar, and bake them in the oven. Then of course we'd eat them up!
@thelme55 (56805)
• Germany
18 Oct
Cute sunflower. I still have lantana camara, roses, orchids and some flowers blooming here.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
Are they out later than usual there?
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@thelme55 (56805)
• Germany
19 Oct
@TheHorse It seems that they are blooming late. My orchids, calamondin and some tropical flowers are inside the house as it is already called for them outside on our balcony.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
@thelme55 I will let my sunflowers and green beans fade and then plant snow peas for Winter here.
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@Tampa_girl7 (43134)
• United States
21 Oct
We do still have some.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Oct
I have two new ones blooming right now.
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@Tampa_girl7 (43134)
• United States
21 Oct
@TheHorse that’s cool
@DianneN (204514)
• United States
19 Oct
It's so pretty and yes, we do.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
I see yellow in four others right now! They brighten my day, along with Kitty sleeping next to me as I write.
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@DianneN (204514)
• United States
19 Oct
@TheHorse They sure would brighten my day, too. Enjoy!
@allen0187 (42890)
• Philippines
19 Oct
My mom has been planting all different kinds of plants and flowers during the lockdown. I'm afraid I wasn't blessed with a green thumb.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
That's a good way to pass the time.
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@allen0187 (42890)
• Philippines
20 Oct
@TheHorse it sure is.
@popciclecold (14033)
• United States
19 Oct
It's really pretty. Bright.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
It's small...but pretty. Still makes me smile.
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• United States
19 Oct
@TheHorse Yeah it is pretty.
@rsa101 (29889)
• Philippines
19 Oct
Wow that's nice looking flower you have in there. I guess even though it's late for Spring and summer they were able to grow still and flower still. I know in your place that it will be cold soon.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
A bit cold...but Coastal California rarely freezes...
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@rsa101 (29889)
• Philippines
20 Oct
@TheHorse Oh yeah l my relatives too in LA there.
@just4him (227194)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Oct
That's great you have a fall sunflower.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
Hopefully it will have some playmates soon.
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@just4him (227194)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Oct
@TheHorse That would be nice.
@BarBaraPrz (28611)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
18 Oct
Yes, I still have geraniums, morning glorries, alyssum and candytuft still blooming, not to mention the clover in the grass. My browneyed susies are still up but have just about had the biscuit. Last time I looked, the tomato plants at the side of the house were still putting out blossoms... yup, just looked out the window and they're still game. There may be more but I don't feel like going out and checking right now. There's probably a dandelion or two out there, as well.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
Has it been a warmish Fall so far?
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@BarBaraPrz (28611)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
19 Oct
@TheHorse Some days. The predicted high temperatures for this week are: 13 today, 11 tomorrow, 18 on Wednesday, 17 on Thursday and then 23 on Friday. Try and make sense of that.
• United States
18 Oct
Pretty! I have lavender still blooming!
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
Lavender smells yummy, right?
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• United States
21 Oct
@TheHorse I don’t know I think smells good
@NJChicaa (91832)
• United States
18 Oct
One of the annuals I have outside my door has a new bloom on it which is really strange for this time of year.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
Do you have a picture?
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@NJChicaa (91832)
• United States
18 Oct
@TheHorse I'll take one later
@JESSY3236 (13651)
• United States
19 Oct
I didn't know sunflowers still bloom in the fall. Pretty. No I don't have any flowers still.
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@TheHorse (117958)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
California is...odd...I wonder if they'd make it in the Midwest.
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