Saturday, August 25, 2007

Adios, Sunflowers

The sunflowers this year were tall and majestic, presiding over the garden with their giant yellow blossoms. They fed birds and squirrels with their seeds, and gave passing motorists and pedestrians something grand to gawk at. But now they are fading, their long, thick stems groaning under the weight of their enormous seed heads. It is time for the sunflowers to submit to the compost pile and help feed next year's garden.


Joanna said...

Lovely sunflowers - mine didn't do well this year ... will you leave some seedheads out for the birds? Or do you only have pigeons on your street?


farmingfriends said...

Hi Ed, Your sunflowers looked lovely. Did you measure how tall they were? Let me know if you did. Sara from farmingfriends

Ed Bruske said...

I did not measure them, Sara, but I'm a pretty good judge. They were at least 10 feet tall, or more than three meters.