Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sunny Side Up!

Hi, welcome to my garden blog!

This is my first post and I've decided that it should be a bright, sunny, cheerful one to kick this blog rolling. So here are, my sunflowers!

Sunflowers and I have had great chemistry thus far. The idea of growing sunflowers struck one day while visiting my sister and tailing her making a quick stop at her sister-in-law's house nearby. There in the garden were a few 4 to 5 feet tall sunflower plants, with a bloom or two that were drying out. My sister gave me those blooms and I sun-dried them further so that the seeds do not develop any form of mildew. Once completely dried up, the seeds can be easily picked out. Store in a small sealed plastic bag placed in a dry cool are. In humid countries like Malaysia, I was told that storing seeds in the refrigerator can ensure the seeds' usability for years to come.

The above were my first 2 sunflower plants which successfully sprouted and grew to about 4 feet tall. The first bloom was huge, bright and pretty. However, the second bloom below failed to develop fully.

This plant below was sowed in my teeny weeny tiny ground patch at my porch. It grew to about only 2.5 feet tall and this bloom was much smaller than the above blooms in my backyard.

I'm now waiting for another plant in my front porch to bloom. A flower bud is forming well and till my next post on my joy with sunflowers, I shall share more.


  1. Congratulations on your new garden blog! May you have many many 'blooming' posts and wonderful memories here. The sunflowers are lovely and I love them.

  2. Welcome to the world of gardeners! Syabas! For starting a gardening blog, it is about time you do! Sunflower looks very pretty. Couldn't wait to see your post on your other plants, especially.... tomatoes!