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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jul 22, 2014 9:15 AM CST
Interesting perspective on a favorite sunflower. Thumbs up Love it!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jul 22, 2014 11:05 AM CST
Thanks Tee! I just got lucky! It's so tall that I couldn't get a picture, until it decided to bow its head down to look back at me. Hilarious!

This has quickly become a favorite plant for me. This is the first time I've grown it, and I've been amazed at how tall and beautiful it is!
Natalie
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Jul 22, 2014 11:19 AM CST
I agree. Those Mammoth Russian sunflowers are gorgeous, IMHO. :)
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
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Natalie
Jul 22, 2014 11:53 AM CST
Not knowing what to expect, I only planted two seeds. Next year, I'll plant oodles of them! Can't you just picture a huge field full of them? Lovey dubby

Now to figure out when I should collect the seeds! This is the first time ever that I've grown sunflowers, and I can't believe I waited so long!
Natalie
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Jul 22, 2014 12:58 PM CST
You will see when the seeds are ready to collect. They will literally fall out of the flower head. That is, if the birds don't beat you to them all. nodding
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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