🌻✨Sunflower Patch Update ✨🌻
💥 Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸
A couple months back, I wrote about
I had lofty goals for this little patch–towering gray mammoth sunflowers would dwarf me, and although my patch was small, I’d enjoy waves of gold and yellow, autumn shades and fluffy bursts of cheer!
Let’s head outside and take a peek into my sunflower patch and see how it’s growing so far, after two and a half months.
I am indeed getting blooms. A few here and there. So far, I’m mostly seeing Autumn Beauty shades.
I took a stroll last evening at midnight, with insomnia and my cats as my companions. I snapped this photo of the lemon queen trying to open. The next photo is the same flower at 7:30 am. Things happen in the night!
(And in all of these photos, I definitely LOOK like I got not much sleep!)
The one disappointment overall in my sunflower patch comes from our soil. Pitiful soil leads to disappointment. All of my sunflowers are midgets!
I’m giving you the truthful pictures. I am the jolly red giant in this short patch of sunflowers! My Russian gray giants–some aren’t even two feet tall!
I’ve got a few tallish sunflowers in the front where the water reaches better. This sunflower patch would make a great science demonstration on something–the effects of little water and poor nutrition probably.
The sunflowers planted elsewhere have mixed results. Along the driveway they’re struggling. Partially they got stunted when Greg ran over them with his truck. But mostly the water situation makes them pretty short.
I have a few planted in a little cluster that are doing pretty well.
I planted so many colors that I’d like to see some of each. I made some good attempts to water them well today, and gave them some fertilizer. Hopefully that will perk them up.
Ironically, I have a couple of volunteers that actually are towering above me!
So maybe it’s not the garden I envisioned, but it’s what I ended up with, and I’m determined to help these sunflowers bloom as well as they possibly can!
Check back again–let’s hope for improvement!