Sunday, August 06, 2006

Sunflower Update - Early August 2006


We went down to check on the sunflowers. You can see how high they are as compared to Mark who is about 5'9" tall. I think we will have a first bloom this week.





This photo shows the ones that were germinating in this post. They've got a long way to go and we think they may be a little stunted. It's a little too wet where we plant them. But at least there are a lot of leaves. I know they will eventually bloom.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

what people do not realize is that this is one of the few pictures of the Farmer.

Linda

Nancy said...

What varieties of sunflower do you grow? I am looking for a shorter variety for arrangements like in Van Gogh paintings. Nancy

Kristin said...

Nancy - I buy my sunflower seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds. They have a huge variety - even some dwarf varieties. There is one that I call the Van Gogh flower - I think it is about 3 1/2 to 4 feet tall when full grown - the variety is called Sungold. Also, I think there is a dwarf variety called Teddy Bear which is available through Johnny's that is also like a Van Gogh sunflower. They have great service - ship in a day and fair prices.


http://www.johnnyseeds.com/catalog/product.aspx?scommand=search&search=sunflowers&item=1310

If you look on my press page and download the article from Country Home, you'll see a giant sunflower bouquet on the cover of the magazine. All of those sunflowers came from Johnny's Seeds.

Kristin