Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wrensday: Enjoying The Sunflowers



Our sunflowers were amazing this year.  They reseeded from last year's sunflowers - I didn't even plant them!  They grew well over 12 feet tall. 

butterfly and sunflower



After the severe storms a week or so ago, many of the stalks were blown over - some even snapping in two.  We staked up the bent over stalks and trimmed back the rest.  We were able to enjoy some of the trimmings inside.

sunflowers

To enjoy sunflowers inside, trim the stems underwater before inserting them into lukewarm water.  Treat the water with flower preservative or add 2 teaspoons each of sugar, bleach, and lemon juice for your own preservative.  Change the water every other day to prolong the blooms and keep the water from getting funky.

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