My first Fall sunflower!
By The Horse
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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• Gainesville, Florida
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.
• Walnut Creek, California
@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!
• St. Catharines, Ontario
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.