Newest Review: ... are annual plants that originated in America, I believe they are called Sunflowers as the flowers resemble the sun. What I find f... more
Smile, The Sunflowers are out!
Member Name: mattconnect
Advantages: Beautiful and cheerful
Sunflowers are tall, thick stemmed flowers with a large head and bright yellow petals. They can grow up to at least 3 metres tall. They also bear a resemblance to the Sun, hence the name!!
I am always quite cheered up when I see a sunflower because of its bright yellow petals, and its large head. The colour is wonderful and bright. I don't know why but it's as if it is smiling. They are also quite personified, as they face the sun, and if you watch them over a day, the moving of their "heads" is quite dance like and interesting!
~~~EASE OF GROWTH~~~
Sunflowers are extremely easy to grow, just pop the seed in the soil, water regularly and within a week, you will have a very strong sapling. You can grow these in pots, but the roots grow SO quickly, you ought to plant them outside. Literally the whole bottom of the pot is an entanglement of roots if left in the pot!
You can also just throw some in the soil outside, leave them wild and you will also get successful sunflowers this way.
Because of their ease of growth, many children get to grow them in school, or it is used as a very typical "plant growing" exercise.
I personally planted my first Sunflower when I read the book "Sam plants a sunflower" with accompanying seeds! Now I am addicted.
I love growing them in summer, and most recently just had some shrivel up. The one in the garden has deflowered, but the stem and leaves are still up and strong!
I bought a packet of 30 seeds for about £2.50 on Amazon (inc. delivery)
Sunflowers are so easy to grow and look so beautiful everyone should grow them!! Not only are they great to look at, one seed, when grown, will produce another few hundred! This is a great way to share. You can pass them around to friends for them to enjoy as well!!
Also, most recently, I left two sunflower heads to dry outside on the doorstep, and the local squirrel has been stealing them every morning, afternoon and evening! It was so cute! I have been watching it and left the heads there for it. I have already taken about two dozen seeds, so I thought I'd leave the rest for the squirrel. Bless. (It does bury them in the garden for me, so saves me sowing them in spring. Ha! But then again, the cold could kill the seed, and I might suddenly have sunflowers growing out of my lawn...)
Anyway, it's a happiness inducing flower in my opinion, so everyone should get some to brighten up their days!
Summary: Great easy to grow spectacularly beautiful flowers
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