Sunday, August 03, 2008

Sunday Garden Stroll: Sunflower edition

The sunflowers are blooming, and as a result, today's Sunday Garden Stroll is dedicated to Girasole. My sunflower patch is filled with a variety of sunflowers, though certain quirky ones never popped up. There are a few Stella Golds, Jokers (the ones with stripes on the leaves), Moonshadows (lemon-yellow) and so far, only one Chocolate Cherry bloom. Here is my daughter, standing among the leeks and carrots in front of the sunflower patch:



Here is the singular Chocolate Cherry blossom among the other flowers:



And finally, here is the closeup of the Chocolate Cherry sunflower, appropriately-sized for wallpaper:



A Wrung Sponge has the Sunday Garden Stroll roundup. Cloudscome snaps gorgeous photos, and I've tried to absorb her photography tips.

You may wonder how my garden posts relate to the scope of this song and story blog. I'm still trying to figure that one out. Please let me know if you come up with a viable answer first.

12 comments:

Lone Star Ma said...

You have sunflowers and marigolds in your garden!

My favorite of your stories are the ones about your life, and your garden stories count(:

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

LSM: Yes! Thank you. By the way, I had no idea that there were so many different kinds of marigolds, too. I like the ones with striped leaves in particular.

GraceAnne LadyHawk said...

These are wondrous fine photos, and I am very grateful to see them! I will no doubt add a few to my screensaver.
GraceAnne LadyHawk, a/k/a Girasole

GraceAnne LadyHawk said...

And the big red chocolate one, I made that my wallpaper. Sending hugs via the internet sunflower fairies ...
GraceAnne LadyHawk Girasole

Vivian said...

Lucia's hair is short! Very cute on her!

I love your sunflowers. The colors are beautiful.

Lone Star Ma said...

I like those marigolds, too.

Cloudscome said...

I love your garden posts - they are story and song and beauty. You have fabulous sunflowers here and a darling daughter showing them off.

writer2b said...

I love your photos here, especially the one with your daughter, and the close-up of the chocolate-cherry sunflower. I know what you mean about Cloudscome's photos, too!

Jules at 7-Imp said...

I second what Lone Star Ma said.

Beautiful photos.

Library Lady said...

Beautiful sunflowers!

I have a sunflower garden outside the library. Every spring I do a garden themed program and have all the kids plant sunflowers in paper cups. Later I bring the transplants outside and (most years) label them with the kids names.

I got them started late this year, so right now the plants are only a foot or two tall. But with our hot Virginia weather, by the end of the month I expect to have lots of beautiful flowers!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Thanks for all these great responses. Way to make a lowly storyteller feel pretty special.:) And Library Lady, I'm so glad you have a sunflower garden outside your library.

Carleen Brice said...

Lovely!