Sunday, August 12, 2007

Big Assed Sunflowers!

Remember when I was talking about how huge some of the sunflowers in my front yard were getting? Well, all good things come to an end. Above, that's my rear end. Some of those puppies got not only bigger than my head, but also bigger than my butt!
We've started the harvest. Not because I'm going to dry, roast and salt my seeds (that sounded dirty!) but because the flower tops are puling the stalks over and the yard is starting to go all jumbled. Not the yard I envisioned. Very tidy is what I seek.

I will however, be saving a number of seeds for re-planting. I have greatly enjoyed my time with my sunflowers.


Christopher said...

I really, really wanted to grow sunflowers in my little garden patch, but there wasn't enough room.

Then I saw some medium sized (about 3ft tall), tidy variety that one of my neighbors was growing...I so desperately wanted to rip them out of the ground & replant them in mine....but that's just tacky (read: they have one of those damn motion sensor lights that would've busted me).

Jim said...

Trader Joe's had some Black Eyed Susans in front of their store this weekend. They look like mini-sunflowers. Already in a pot. I say go get a couple!

Rachel said...

I used to prop mine up using stakes and that green soft tieing plastic that they have at nurseries. You have bamboo in the back yard. I saw it. You can use that for stakes.

The T-Dude said...

Those things look like they are about to eat you or turn you into a pod person a la "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."

I wouldn't get too close to them if I were you.

Christopher said...

I've got a few of the Susan's scattered about already...very easy to grow, them ladies.