Sunday, June 03, 2007

Ready for Sunflowers!

Saturday I was feeling a little bit under the weather. I got a cold on Wednesday when the temperatures dropped a little bit. My body always seems to react funny to large swings in the temperature. With the temperatures back up in the high 80s I didn't want to get out in the heat. Heat always seems to aggravate a cold, so I stayed inside looking longing outside at all the plants that needed my attention.

Today I'm feeling better. It is still warm out there -- 88F with the heat index -- but I have too much work to do to stay inside! I plan to put some sunflowers in the ground that I started from seed. Earlier this year I sowed sunflowers, zinnias, and cosmos directly in the ground of the semi-circle bed. Our lack of rain in May really took a toll on the zinnia and sunflower seedlings, and they all died. The cosmos came up just fine. I decided to sow some of the sunflowers in a leftover plastic plant cell. They are looking good, I think. Ready to put in he ground. I plan to do some zinnia seedlings in the plant cells next.

Oh! And Kroger had sunflower bunches on sale yesterday! I picked up a couple for an arrangement on the kitchen table.

This week I took some close-up photos of a few plants and I thought I share them.

Russian Sage:

Echinacea 'Sundown'

1 comment:

Connie said...

Would love to see a photo of the Echinacea Sundown when it is fully opened! I got one this year for my birthday, but it hasn't bloomed yet...I'm excited to see what it looks like!