A little Sun sometime

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Acres

sun florwer

Sunflowers and Morning Glories enjoy each others company in a garden. The little fence in the background is for the morning glory to grow on, though it will climb up any flower or weed with height. The sun flower is a very pretty flower that grows very tall and strong. The morning glory can also grow up the stalk of the sunflower, however, if the sunflower gets too strong of a growing spurt, it can break the stem of the morning glory if it wrapped too tightly around the stalk. A word of warning, do not plant sunflowers next to your patio or deck or entry area. They attract both ants and bees, especially yellow jackets. I only made that mistake once! My passion is truly in nature. I love to garden. Even a small amount of effort will produce many flowers to enjoy for weeks. Every year my garden is different. Some years I spend up to a hundred dollars for items to plant and grow, and other years, I don't spend a dime, it's just all my time! (Because of seeds I've collected, and perrenials is how to garden with no money.) I encourage you to grow even the smallest of gardens. It's great for persons of all ages. In kindergarten and grade school, they plant seeds as a science project and it doubles as Mother's Day gifts when the seedlings have grown into a little plant that will thrive if you plant it outdoors. My mother-in-law cannot get down on the ground to weed and plant, so she plants in planters and window boxes. The fence in the picture runs along the private road and the neighbor enjoys the flowers as much as we do. Looking forward to planting season!

Enjoy a little sun sometime!

Comments (4)

John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

Marilyn - I know what it's like waiting for planting season. Since I moved to Florida from Canada, I don't have that problem anymore :-) I hope spring comes soon for you.

Feb 28, 2009 02:56 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

I love to garden too!  Well, I'm not too wild about pulling weeds, but I love to plant.

Feb 28, 2009 06:44 AM
Marilyn Harrell
Better Homes and Acres - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

John, Lucky you! I lived in Florida for two years many years ago! I grew green onions and they grew like crazy! Seems like I planted them in February! Long time ago....... Thanks, the sun is shining brightly and the days are noticably longer, so it won't be long now for Spring and planting season.

Mar 03, 2009 02:45 AM
Marilyn Harrell
Better Homes and Acres - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Ann, Yeah, I know what you mean about the weeds! Every year I let one weed grow big and tall for fun! One year, I bought a bunch of stuff and planted it, then it rained and rained and rained, and not much survived. But there was this one plant that grew way taller than even me and looked like it was going to flower, but all it got was pickers! I'll probably never know what it really was, but that is what started the Grow one weed a year for fun! Planting is the fun part! Unless you count picking bouquets of long stem flowers for your mom (or mom-in-law) or for the dining room table!

Mar 03, 2009 02:49 AM

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