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Siding with the Sunflowers

By DVanDyk
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Land of Enchantment

Greenhouse with old metal roof siding

Volunteer sunflowers
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
368x640px 222.2 KB
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX L22
Shutter Speed
10/1600 second
Aperture
F/5.5
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Nov 30, 1999, 12:00:00 AM
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hoaxeye's avatar
They appeared in my garden a couple years ago, and I rarely discourage volunteerism. The Morning Glories tend to pull them down, unless braced with a strong stake. I've had self propagating Russian Mammoth sunflowers for years now, but none this year. Guess they ran out of steam. Also had fertile Morning Glories for the better part of a decade, but they seem to be running out of steam as well.

I only plant things that can tend for themselves. Don't have the time for daily "puttering". A good water takes an hour or more.
(counting the trees)
DVanDyk's avatar
Mine too, i believe it was just too hot for them this year , they wihtered daily by noon, and the morning glories had no pull. I took out the buffalo grass lawn and thew out some seeds(mamoth)not a one either, i blame the seed company. The up side is that the warblers love the seed and i am graced by them eating and singing.
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The smaller purple morning glories have come into their own. They're taking over, I think. Lots of birds here as well.