Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Garden Tuesday–Sunflowers!

Sunflowers

On a whim, while at the farmer’s market, I purchased 3 sunflower plants.  I figured I could squeeze them into one of my flower beds.  So I temporarily lined them up on a little edge at the back end of our driveway.  So, that as I pulled into the driveway and park (remember, I can’t get into my garage – yet), they were all lined up in a row.

Sunflowers

But then, it turned out, they made me happy.  Every time I pulled into my parking place on the driveway, they were waiting for me, and they made me smile.  Really, is there anything more cheerful then a sunflower?

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22 comments:

Joanne said...

Just looking at a sunflower makes me feel like the sun must be shining and the day is going to be good...so yeah. I totally know what you mean!

Abby said...

oh sunflowers are just so happy! great pictures

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Sunflowers remind me of the south of France where we saw huge fields of them. And they definitely "face" the sun and turn their heads during the day.
Sam

Corinnea said...

I miss the fields of sunflowers in Germany! Love them!

Melynda said...

Pam, very cheery! I can sure understand the enjoyment of something so happy when arriving home after a long day at work.

Candace said...

Your sunflowers would make me extremely happy! There are my favorites. Thanks so much for hosting. I've linked up for the first time. Have a great Tuesday, Candace

once in a blue moon said...

so cheerful! its so cold here i can't imagine sunflowers ever again :(

Joycee said...

Makes me happy too! I need to visit the Farmer's Market and find me some plants...I tried seeds and with all the rain we've had they must have washed away! Yours are beautiful!

June said...

Love the drive up I-5 through the San Joaquin Valley as there are fields of these beauties with their happy little faces! Great pics Pam, as always. You've such a talent.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

What a great idea! I want to make a planting bed alongside my driveway. I think sunflowers will be perfect! Thank you.

Lee said...

Sunflowers are amazing and these photos are so bright and cheerful!

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

Beautiful sunflowers! Mine that I'm growing from seed this year are still very small. I planted a lot though only a few are up so far.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I agree, Pam. Sunflowers just make one smile. Love yours!!!!! Hope you enjoy your summer OFF...
Hugs,
Betsy

Becca's Dirt said...

Your sunflower makes me smile. Beautiful.

Lyndsey said...

That's what I love about sunflowers, they do make you happy...then they make the birds and squirrels happy with the seeds!

Zoey said...

I agree that sunflowers make me feel happy. I used to not like them much, but over the past few years, I have come to luv them. I planted assorted sunflower seeds last week. I just hope they survive (seeds are not my strong point!)

Kim said...

Sunflowers always make me smile too!

Marjie said...

They're very cheerful! Sadly, every one I have ever planted hangs its head down, not up.

Kirsten Lindquist said...

so true! My business card for the inn I wanted (that didn't materialize) was a sunflower, and the name of the inn, LoveJoy, cuz that's what you think when you see sunflowers! Love this!

chris said...

Your pictures just made me evening! So pretty. Sunflowers are some of my favs.

theUngourmet said...

We planted sunflowers a couple of years ago but planted them too shallow. When they reached full size they fell right over. I was so sad! I'd love to try again. Sunflowers are such happy flowers. :)

Nancy said...

I always get a few volunteer sunflowers growing under our bird feeder and I let a couple grow to maturity. It will be July before we see any blooms.

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