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Sunflowers 2006

Posted by crazy_gardener ~Z2b~ AB Canada (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 19, 06 at 3:13

Well since we have separate threads for our Delphs, Lilies, Roses and Daylilies, LOL, let's have one for Sunflowers too. ;)

Here's a new one that I'm trying this year, so far I love it.


Helianthus annus Cherry Rose' Sunflower

Lets see your happy faces too ;)

Sharon


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  • Posted by kat3 z3AB.Can. (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 19, 06 at 14:45

Pretty... I had those last year..
Mine are a disaster this year ... But might still get a couple, we hope..


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Beautiful colour on that one Sharon. I didn't plant any this year. Don't know what I was thinking!lol


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  • Posted by savona z2bBCCanada (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 19, 06 at 17:24

Lovely colour...wow sunflowers already!..I really must live in zone brrrr..lol..savona


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Thanks gals,

Yes, Laurie, What were you thinking ;) LOL


Here's the first bloom of Earth Walker


Helianthus petiolaris Prairie Sunflower


Helianthus 'Bird Seed'

Sharon


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LOL Lost my head! I know!

Next year, I think I'll have to do a row of them in the veggie garden. I know I'll have room there.


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This was my first one of the year. I've got a few more from a 'Mixed Varieties" package so there will hopefully be more fun colours coming!

Ang


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Ohhhh, damn thats a cool color Ang, looks nearly lime! Love it!

Here is one that a bird seeded, most likely from the bird seed that I feed them all winter long. Look at those HUGE leaves on the bottom!

Sharon


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  • Posted by vrie 3/4 MT (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 27, 06 at 16:08

I know I put this in the weekly but I had to add in here. I planted way more sunflowers than came up but since i mixed them I don't know which ones didn't come up. Besides, my 12 yo did most of the planting. When they all bloom. I'll know for sure.

Lemon Queen
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The new bed he's putting in-- I wanted a sunflower hedge there but I think it'll turn into berries!
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Still waiting for the pastiche, velvet queen and mammoths


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That bird seeded sunflower is sure putting on a show, my bird seeded ones haven't even bloomed yet and they only have a single stalk.
Here is one that I planted that opened finally yesterday.

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Helianthus 'Jade'

I also like Sharon's 'Earth Walker' and Ang's sunflower.

Cheers Al


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All lovely pictures!...I love sunflowers, these are grown from a flower mix, don't ask me what verities.
Konrad
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Here are some of mine:
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This red one (Prada Red, maybe?) was facing in the wrong direction:
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This one was bird-planted:
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Very nice folks!


Pacino Cola


'Ring of Fire'


'Red Sun'

Sharon


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Very Lovely!!

Teddy Bear
Growing them the first year and have fallen in love with them!...What a Beauty!
But kind of late in the season for flowering for me?...did that happened to yours
too? If so, would you get flowers at all in a normal year with lesser amount of heat units then we had this year.
They say, we had 30% more then many other years.
Konrad

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Konrad, that Teddy Bear sunflower is to die for! It's so cute! You're right that we had a LOT of extra heat this year, so whether they would get a chance to bloom in a so called, "normal" year would be interesting to see.

Well, I never did get around to planting any sunflowers myself, but this guy must have jumped into the pot of daylilies that I got from Brenda.
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We'll see how long he lasts before the big fr**** comes :(


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Konrad, Teddy Bear is so cool looking! I will have to try that one next year.

Yes, alot of them will bloom late, but there are ones that will bloom earlier. 'Cherry Rose' is a early one, started to bloom here in July.

For a head start, you can always start them indoors around the second week of May, then transplant on June 1st.

Sharon


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Thank you Brenda & Sharon!

All that work gives you a good feeling, especially when the birds have the last fun of it!

Have you got some... "Icing on the cake" to share?

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Wonderful pictures, Konrad! Last year i had a large sunflower head that had flopped over to face the ground. There was a blue jay that tried and tried to flop over himself to get to the seeds, and i tried and tried to get a decent picture of him. This was about the best, a little blurry because it was taken through the window:
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While i was looking, i came across these pictures of a chipmunk who fared a lot better in getting at those seeds - i'd forgotten about him!
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Wow great pictures! Gotta love the acrobatics that those birds/critters do to get the seeds.

I tried and tried last fall/winter to get some good pictures of the birds at the seedheads but the digital zoom leaves alot to be desired (on my camera anyways!).

Ang


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Wow great shots guys. I love the one of the yellow bird. Do you know what it is? I don't get many birds in my yard as the dogs chase them away.

Syreeta


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Those are great shots of sunflowers & birds Kodrad!


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I think that's a goldfinch, Syreeta.


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Thanks Marcia.

Syreeta


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Thank you all!
Nice shots Marcia!
Have seen Squirrel on the sunflower before, it seems we have not chipmonks here.
Konrad


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