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The Sunflower Post™
"Where the Sun never, never seemed brighter." Justine Suissa of 'Oceanlab w/ Above & Beyond'

-The King Of England
Court of Arthur V Resurgent - Sol Invictus X - Rule Of Law

  1. Photo post

    First frost. Time to think about a new garden, save old bulbs and preserve them as corms. (click-through goes to info about the celestial coincidences around this year’s Autumnal Equinox)

    First frost. Time to think about a new garden, save old bulbs and preserve them as corms. (click-through goes to info about the celestial coincidences around this year’s Autumnal Equinox)

  2. Photo post

    Sunflower of the day - “Velvet Queen”  (Taken with instagram) It gave it’s all and willingly. “A time to plant, a time to pluck up that which is planted.” 

    Sunflower of the day - “Velvet Queen” (Taken with instagram) It gave it’s all and willingly. “A time to plant, a time to pluck up that which is planted.” 

  3. Video post

    - Ever grow Morning Glories? In the Fall, the vines begin to wither and the blooms leave behind a seed head. You can open them up, collect the seeds and you’ll never have to buy Morning Glory seeds again. Just store them in an envelope until spring planting season.

  4. Video post

    -Dianthus are determined little flowers! Not every variety of Dianthus are perennials but among the ones that are, they propagate in ingenious ways. Not only will they use stoloniferous rooting but some of them make seed heads with minuscule seeds that fly to the ground with the slightest disturbance. Once you find and harvest these seed heads in the Fall, this is another flower you’ll never have to buy seeds for again. 

    (Source: Flickr / johnnyjane)

  5. Video post

    The Cone Flower was a surprise guest this year. Unaware of planting it, I am uncertain how it appeared in my garden and it wasn’t very prolific. Seen here: early, middle and late blooming cycles with seed head. Planting seeds collected from the flowers sometimes don’t come true. Root division is the alternative method for propagation. More Info 

    Notes: 1 note

    Tags: flowers gardening

  6. Photo post

    Sunflower Of The Day (reprise). Truly, the lazy one. All the plants were pulled up today. Time for the next splendid cycle.

    Sunflower Of The Day (reprise). Truly, the lazy one. All the plants were pulled up today. Time for the next splendid cycle.

    Notes: 1 note

    Tags: flowers gardening

  7. Photo post

    - “Japanese Maple in Fall” #tiltshift (click-through goes to larger image)

    - “Japanese Maple in Fall” #tiltshift (click-through goes to larger image)

  8. Photo post

    -He looked deeply into the eye of his Anemone.

    -He looked deeply into the eye of his Anemone.

  9. Video post

    -Animated movie from my garden photos. 

  10. Photo post

    -The Anemone in it’s Fall propagation phase. The natural release of it’s seed head into the wind is one of the ways the Anemone propagates by seed. The other is by division of it’s fibrous or tuberous roots which shouldn’t be done until Spring or Fall of it’s second season after the plant is well established. The seed head can’t be forced open any other way than allowing it to fully mature. (click-through goes more info)

    -The Anemone in it’s Fall propagation phase. The natural release of it’s seed head into the wind is one of the ways the Anemone propagates by seed. The other is by division of it’s fibrous or tuberous roots which shouldn’t be done until Spring or Fall of it’s second season after the plant is well established. The seed head can’t be forced open any other way than allowing it to fully mature. (click-through goes more info)

  11. Text post

    "Last Gladiolus"

    Without agenda,

    One then another brilliant stalk-

    Of Gladiolus. 

    #haiku

  12. Text post

    "The Musings Of A Gardener"

    I’ve given some thought to making a #long read concerning how I arrived at gardening, reflections on “anti-gardening” and a look back on an “inaugural” 5th year. More thoughts to follow.

  13. Quote post

    At first you move through the yard, thinking beyond every heartbeat- “What would she have me do? How would she want this done here?” The first year, the size of the yard, the number of gardens seemed overwhelming and I had no idea what to do. In ways hazardous and hysterical, I watered. I watered anything this desert heat would threaten and I tried to keep it alive, her alive in it.

    — The Sunflower Post

  14. Quote post

    I began to realize the truism, “in water there is life”. Without the insulation of moisture nothing outside or inside us lived. There would be no hand rail, no fuse. This also included sweat.

    — The Sunflower Post

  15. Quote post

    You become accustomed to terms such as, “photosynthesis”, “heliotropism” or “nitrogen content”. You puzzle over which of these variables will intend success, failure or just another guess.

    — The Sunflower Post

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