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Old 09-17-2011, 01:18 PM
 
Location: The Mitten
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So, I've been growing sunflowers for the last couple years. This is my first time ever posting pics of them. Hopefully the pictures come out good.

I've learned a lot about them in the last few years; besides following the Sun, they mostly bloom to the east (except the foreign ones). The florets in the middle follow the Fibonacci numbers, which I'm sure most things do but I guess is the only flower that does.

The part about them growing to the east was just sprinkles on top of the cake; anybody who drives by our house gets this amazing color scheme from the sunflowers growing in front of the fence.

PS, the date on the pictures is incorrect. >_<
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Absolutely beautiful !! I wonder could I use one as a Desktop picture ? Nothing is prettier than some perky sunflowers IMO. thx.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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Very nice! Great looking sunflowers.

Now you just need to learn to use the date function of the camera.

And cut the lawn.
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Old 09-23-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: York,United States
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I think Flower color is what comes to mind of many when asked what makes a special design. I preach the importance of design features of solid and attractive leaves, but there is no doubt that reduce the impact very attractive flower colors. Once you understand the options available to the plants, the real fun begins: mix and match!
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:20 PM
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i haven't been able to grow sunflowers for a while but a few years back i had a weird one that i wish i had kept the seeds from in order to grow more like it.
it was very tall, at least 10 ft before the head drooped, but besides the big flower head on top, it also had many smaller ones along the main stem.

has anyone seen this before?
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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i haven't been able to grow sunflowers for a while but a few years back i had a weird one that i wish i had kept the seeds from in order to grow more like it.
it was very tall, at least 10 ft before the head drooped, but besides the big flower head on top, it also had many smaller ones along the main stem.

has anyone seen this before?
Did it look anything like the monstrosity that grew in my backyard? It sprung up out of nowhere in the middle of my amsonia.

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Old 09-25-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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i haven't been able to grow sunflowers for a while but a few years back i had a weird one that i wish i had kept the seeds from in order to grow more like it.
it was very tall, at least 10 ft before the head drooped, but besides the big flower head on top, it also had many smaller ones along the main stem.

has anyone seen this before?
I have. I think the height of the sunflower plant depends on where its planted. I had one that grow to 7 or 8 feet which had alot of flowers on it. It was in a area that got a lot of water, sun and the soil was soft enough so the root could dig deep. I planted the same seeds in less ideal area: all day sun, drier, hard soil, and the sunflower only grew to around 3 or 4 feet.

Every year I try to grown sunflowers with mixed results. Out of a whole packet of seeds I got just two plants going. Nether one has flowered yet but one got to be 7 feet and its still growning. Its madding when I can't get them to grow yet they grow freely in vacant lots and on the side of roads.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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Did it look anything like the monstrosity that grew in my backyard? It sprung up out of nowhere in the middle of my amsonia.

That is a monstrosity. LOL


Nice pumpkins by the way.





UH the ones in the picture.
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:33 PM
 
Location: earth?
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A sunflower popped up, literally, through concrete, in a parking lot close to my house. It was beautiful. Someone knocked it down. . . so sad . . . the flower was broken off and the stem is left . . . will it ever grow back?
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:35 AM
 
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I never have any luck growing sunflowers. I'd like to have a few of the tall ones( about 6 feet) grow at the back of the garden along the house but they never come up. I had one scrawny one about 3 feet tall come up inside the morning glories that had one little flower on it. The soil is good and the sun is all day. My neighbor has them along his garden fence in the backyard.
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