this is not a field of flowers but a single head of a sunflower.
these grey striped mamoth sunflowers have been my garden fascination this summer. they grew so fast that everyone in my family was interested in seeing them almost daily. they are all spent now and i am trying to harvest them for the seeds.
this one is sitting in a longaberger cake basket and overflowing quite a bit.
i brought them into my potting shed and realized just how mamoth they were. they towered overhead between 8 and 10 feet tall. so when we cut a few of the heads the other day and i held them in my hands with their weightiness and girth. i had to take pictures to show you just how big they had become.
i am most definitely going to save some seeds to plant next year.
we (dh and i) have decided to expand our garden to our acres in the back with more corn & more sunflowers .
i can't wait to share the seeds with my family and give some to the birds as well!
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK ---9/12/17
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