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Sunflower Mischief

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Today’s post was suppose to be another failing garden post except instead of failing vegetables it was failing sunflowers.

If you’ve been a reader of this blog for a few years then you know that sunflowers are by far my favorite flower of the summer.

Every Spring I plant them and every Summer I cherish them when they bloom.

They are my happy flowers.

They’re the flowers that I look at and see them smiling and dancing back at me.

This year, just like everything else that I planted, they are struggling.

Struggling so much that I just had my very first one open last week.

It took forever.

Every day I checked them and was sadly disappointed that there was none smiling back at me and dancing.

Finally, one morning I took a peek and there was one smiling and dancing back me.

It was the longest I have ever waited for a sunflower.

Or not.

According to that memory thing on Facebook, in 2013,  TODAY was the first day I had a sunflower.

Huh.

So that means that my sunflowers this year are actually ahead of my sunflowers 2 years ago which means the whole sad and depressing post I was going to write for today is irrelevant.

Love it when that happens.

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Monika

Monday 31st of August 2015

Sunflowers ANY time are the perfect time! ;)

KB

Wednesday 26th of August 2015

I love it when that happens too!!! Great photo.

Bailey

Wednesday 26th of August 2015

The one year I finally got a sunflower to bloom, a bird came along and killed it. I was heart broken.

slimdoggy

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

Hey, whenever they make you smile, doesn't matter as long as the eventually show up. Looks like they make Leroy smile too.

Sand Spring Chesapeakes

Monday 24th of August 2015

beautiful photo