Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Sunflowers And More ~ 2022





Summer is coming to an end,
as flowers are fading away.
Fall is in the air and
around the corner.
Autumn with cooler temperatures
and beautiful colours.

I have never planted annual
sunflowers before this year.
Last Spring, with the sad news 
of Russia invading Ukraine 
and Sunflowers being the
 national flower of Ukraine;
to show solidarity, 
I decided to plant some.

A little Sunflower Garden
that I planted late in June.
I started them from seed and
 have a few flowers so far blooming.
They are an easy flower to grow.
Germinating fast and they tolerate
poor soil. 



I have approx, 7 types of 
Sunflowers planted.
I'm anxious to see more blossom.


 
The next 2 photos is an update ,
15 days later after I made this blog post.





Sunflowers
symbolize signs of peace and contentment.




I'm happy to see 
birds are feeding here.

and bees, wasps and other insects.

Gaillardia (blanketflower)
A perennial.
A smaller bright one at the right 
bottom of the garden photo.

Teddy Bear Sunflowers
( A photo taken later)

In the back of the Sunflower garden
grows a Rudbeckia which I didn't plant. 
A perennial flower 
that will return, next year. 
From the same family (Asteraceae)
as the Sunflower.

I do have some perennial sunflowers
that have been here for many years.
Below are False Sunflowers with
Gooseneck Loosestrife.

Gooseneck Loosestrife,
with its graceful arching flower.



Black-Eyed Susan
with Pearly Everlasting.

Black-Eyed Susans
can be biennial



A wild flower - Pearly Everlasting


False Sunflowers
An invasive 
perennial plant



Scented phlox

with Sunflowers







Helenium
a perennial flower,
from the same family 
as the Sunflower.


Different shades, shapes 
and bright colours.
One of my favourite.
They make beautiful cut flowers
and are long lasting in a vase.






Ligularia a huge plant
from the Sunflower family also.


While walking on the beach last week,
I found this rusty horseshoe, lucky!!




Last year I collected rusty
thing that I found around the property
and made a A Rusty Corner
I added more since then.









Sunflowers 
The National flower of Ukraine.
Sadly still at war after 6 month.





Check out my blog on
 Harvesting Sunflowers
by clicking here




Here in Canada, 2022 is 
"Year Of The Garden".
I received a certificate after 
submitting my Sunflower Garden.



Thanks for your visit
Enjoy the rest of Summer.

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