From Pine View Farm

Sunflower Serendipity 0


You can grow sunflowers in pots.

It started by accident. My friend put sunflower seeds from the pet shelf in the grocery store in the flower pots as a treat for the cardinals (the ones with wings, not the ones with hats). A couple of weeks later, unfamiliar sprouts started to compete with the petunias and impatiens and portulacas; a guess plus a web search convinced us they were sunflowers, so we transplanted the strongest ones to a great big pot to see what would happen.

Sunflowers happened. The deck will be ablaze with them in a few more days.

They need little care other than frequent watering; they are very thirsty.

I guarantee that we have the only deck in the neighborhood with honking great five-foot tall sunflowers on it.


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