We think there is endless time to live but we never know which moment is last. So share, care, love, and celebrate every moment of life.
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a celebrate life post. I thought it was time to bring it back. In many states the virus is rapidly spreading and hospitals are running out of ICU beds. We all need to celebrate the small moments when and where we can, be strong and carry on.
This Friday, I’m celebrating with a plethora of sunflower photos. When I started working from home, I decided to try planting sunflower seeds. I had no idea there were so many different varieties in so many different colors. I went a little overboard and bought more than enough seeds for the next few years. I also didn’t anticipate how much soil, pots or other supplies I might need or that gardening supplies would be in high demand as we all looked for new hobbies to do at home.
I started out with labels when the seeds where in seedling pots, but as the plants grew and moved outside I didn’t keep them labeled. We can tell we have different varieties based on the leaves, but I have no idea what the flowers will look like until they bloom. The top one is completely yellow even in the middle. We noticed the petals were variegated on the second one. As it opened up, we could see the pink and yellow petals with a maroon middle. This one is called Indian Blanket. And you can see it’s going to have numerous flowers on this plant.
These sort of look like fake eye lashes. These blooms look so dramatic and exquisite on the plant. The petals haven’t started to open yet. This will be yet another variety.
I caught Burt checking out the clothes rack this afternoon. I thought he was trying to pounce on wildlife by the patio screen.
Then I realized Burt was celebrating life by pouncing on Ernie!
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Your blooms are beautiful! I’d like to think that ours will open in a week or so.
If you think you’ve got too many seeds now, just wait until you dry the flower heads and gain some more! In fact, I planted very few sunflowers this year as last year’s flowers effectively re-seeded the pots they were in!
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That’s awesome! Did you have any problems with squirrels getting the seeds? What varieties did you plant?
Ha! At 22 stories, if the squirrels can get ’em they can have ’em! We planted dwarf sunflowers, so they grow to just over two feet. But they are very productive, lots of flowers for the bees.
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That would be some adventurous squirrels. I bet the dwarf sunflowers are so cute!