Sunflowers-The botanical name is Helianthus. The Greek word “helios” means sun and “anthos” means flower. It is aptly named after the sun which it resembles... I have always loved all things sunflowers! They are just so bright and happy. I am living in such a beautiful country home, I decided I wanted lots of sunflowers... I started with seeds, planted in separate pots, indoors for about 4 weeks... As soon as the weather was perfect, I transplanted them outdoors... I put them in random spots, but mostly in my front yard area. I wanted to see them everyday! It seemed like they grew every day...one of them. is really towering over the rest. If you look at the photos above, you will see. She has passed the first story of the house!!! These have been in the ground for over 2 months, and up until this week, they had not bloomed yet... Now all with the exception of one plant have blooms. The bees love them... I also love the birds they attract. I used cheap seed packets from the dollar store, so I don't remember exactly what types I planted. They are super easy to grow, and I definitely recommend them for beginning growers... XOXO- Leighanna
Hi my name is Leighanna, mommy to 4(if you count the bf);) here to ramble about anything.....