It's sunflower time

mister_gin(z9 AZ)May 21, 2011

Mammoth Russians typically only have one main bloom, but the one below has two. This one's gonna droop to the ground once the heads start to swell.

Here are some Teddy Bears and some other variety I can't name.

This Mammoth has been cut and is currently drying in the garage. Birds are going to love it this fall.

Here is a link that might be useful: May 21, '11 garden pics

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thisisme(az9b)

I think they look simply amazing mister_gin. I bet they bring a lot of bees to your garden too. Can never have to many bees. By the way, nice looking shade structure. What are you going to do with all those sunflower seeds?

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 8:30AM
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mangledmind(AZ 9B)

WOW ... those look AWESOME ... when did you plant to get them this size ..?? ours are only around 2' and some only a foot tall ...

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 9:48AM
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mister_gin(z9 AZ)

thisisme,

Thanks, on the shade structure. I basically expanded on what I used last year. It's not the sturdiest, but it's cheap and goes up easy enough. I just use the seeds to feed the birds in the fall. I will keep a handful of seeds, from the tallest flower, to start next years flowers.

mangledmind,

I've been bad this year about keeping track of planting dates. I'm thinking most of my sunflowers were sowed late Feb. or so. The one that is already cut and drying started growing well before that last frost we had. It survived being moved, the frost and being stepped on more than once. They are tough plants. I also have some that aren't even a foot tall yet. These were started last month.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 12:09PM
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tracydr(9b)

Mine are about 3" tall!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 12:56PM
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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us! This is the first spring/summer in a long time that I haven't grown ANY sunflowers, and now I'm regretting it, LOL. They really are fun to grow, aren't they? Yours are great, too.

Take care and thanks for the eye candy,
Grant just back from 10 days in Maui, with plumeria on the brain :P

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 6:18PM
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crista(Sunset 13)

Do you think it's too late to try and get sunflowers planted?

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 3:24PM
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