Garden and Nature in Words

Sunflower at Sunrise… Sunset

What beats a sunflower at sunrise? One at sunset perhaps…

Sunflowers are a delight to grow – mostly because they will cheer you up on a cloudy day, and provide a home for spiders, ants, and bees. They also make great forage for chickens and quail, and once established will survive in poor dry soil. And at the end of it, they make a great mulch.

Get them on your Spring ‘must grow’ list, even if they are out of a packet of bird seed (as some of these are), get them!

Click on any of the images below to see them full size.

What kind of Sunflowers are your favorites?

2 thoughts on “Sunflower at Sunrise… Sunset

  1. I LOVE sunflowers. One year I grew so many I sent seeds out in the ‘sunflower’ Christmas cards so my friends could appreciate them as much as I did. This year I plan to grow more for the bees, butterflies, and birds.


    • Yeah great idea – they are a great plant and really do add something special to the garden. Might even try growing those giant 3 meter ones next year. What kind do you normally grow?


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