Sunflowers

Sunflowers

This year was just awful for the garden. It was cold, then wet, and then cold some more, so things got into the garden much later than they usually do. We had a bumper crop of tasty sugar snap peas, but everything else did so-so. The sunflowers did pretty well, though, even after their rough start. We had a huge storm in July, just when the sunflowers were starting to put on some serious height. They all blew over. :( Fortunately, they recovered, although they all have huge bends at the bases. It's cool how they righted themselves. Anyway, I went out yesterday to get some snapshots of the sunflowers. The summers aren't long enough here for them to develop seeds - not even the birds will bother with the seed heads during the winter. I grow them for decoration, to help provide a screen from the alley, and leave them up as a windbreak/snowbreak during the winter. Sunflowers The variety is called "Kong." Sunflowers This is a shot of them next to the garage. They are taller than the rain gutters on the garage. Sunflowers I don't know if they developed several heads because they were stressed when they were growing (from being blown over) or if this variety just does this anyway. I'll find out next year, since I'll definitely be growing them again.
Lobivia dobeana

Lobivia dobeana

My bedroom in the house

My bedroom in the house

Water plant ID

Water plant ID

my apartment!

my apartment!

My room: or how to fancy up a rental :)

My room: or how to fancy up a rental :)

new room, so much space!

new room, so much space!