Saturday, May 16, 2009
I'm Growing Sunflowers ...
I grabbed these photos off of Wickipedia. I've started my own from seeds, but this field photo was taken about 100 miles from here. Later this summer we will see millions of them.
Mine are planted in six tall, square, black, Houston City Slicker pots. They used to line our driveway with the latest freshest flower of the Season, and they were a nice sophisticated accent to my nice sophisticated life. Now they contain a simple natural Prairie beauty.
Sunflowers are related to the Jerusalem Artichoke and were first discovered in Peru. The Incas worshiped them as representation of the Sun God. They are the symbol of the Vegan Society and the subject of Van Gogh's most famous still life. In the bud stage, Sunflowers exhibit heliotropism by motor cells, rotating with the sun all day long, then back to the East at night. They produce latex too, and should you need it, their growth pattern model has coordinates of n=1.500. Love from The Prairie. xoxo.