Monday, June 9, 2014

Sunflowers







There are many things that make my heart happy, one of them is spending time in the garden with Reece. Yesterday we worked together to plant a sunflower house. As we planted we chatted about the seeds, who likes to eat the seeds and how we could protect them. Eventually, talk turned to the time in the future when we can sit in the sunflower house reading books and enjoying a snack together. It made us both smile.

For now though, we tend and nurture, and watch them grow, grow and grow some more.

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  1. Sunflowers, such happy flowers don't you think? We have a field planted with seeds and I am hoping they make it, it has been raining here on and off for days.

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    1. Very happy flowers indeed Tracey. A whole field, wow, that would be amazing! Hope they make it.

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  2. Such a wonderful idea to plant them in an arc like that. Can't wait to see what it looks like when they grow!
    Sunflowers are such happy plants don't you think?

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    1. Thanks, we can't wait to see what it looks like too :) And yes, very happy plants.

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  3. what a wonderful idea... it surely will be a favourite spot !!! i can't wait to see how it turns out

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    1. Thanks, I hope so. I will share as the season progresses.

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  4. Oh that's going to be so pretty!! Eek!

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  5. Sunflowers are the best! Can't wait to see your growing house.

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    1. They are. I will have to refrain from cutting these ones to bring them inside :)

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  6. I love sunflowers! They are my favorite lower and I love your idea. Cannot wait to see what it looks like!

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    1. Me too! And thanks, although not totally my idea, there are lots of posts out there about sunflower houses :)

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  7. How lovely! We just bought our sunflower seeds last week and will be planting a house as well! We'll have to share flower house pictures!

    I wish you a wonderful week...

    xo

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    1. Thanks Yanic! How cool is that, both planning sunflower houses. Can't wait to see yours :) xo

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  8. That is going to be one fantastic house! And tall!! a bean house would be a fun one too :)

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    1. I sure hope so! And yes, bean teepees are a fun thing for kiddos to play in.

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  9. What a beautiful idea, Reece seems so concentrated while sowing, that's beautiful! I'd love to grow some sunflowers, but not one of those we sown last year did grow. We might try again...

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    1. Thank you. He really enjoyed planting this garden, more so than his other one. I think the anticipation of what it will be is exciting for him. Do try again, it will be worth it if they grow :)

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  10. Oh this is so exciting!! I cannot wait to see how pretty it looks all filled in. We wanted to build one this year, but ran out of usable growing space & the deer eat them in a heartbeat if we plant them outside the garden. I will have to live vicariously through you :)

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    1. It is! Ah, yes, the deer. Our yard is completely fenced in so they don't usually pose a problem. In the 17 years we have been here we have only had two get into the yard and they are usually so terrified they just want to get out :) Our problem is the red squirrels...here's hoping we have out smarted them.

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  11. what a beautiful reading/snacking/playing spot that will be! we've got a bunch planted in a flower bed, but I really like the idea of a dedicated sunflower spot~

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    1. I am hoping it will be :) We usually just plant them in the garden too, just trying something different this year. We will see how it goes.

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  12. What a lovely idea. I think I need a sunflower house too. xxoo

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  13. Can't wait to see! We planted a few different types of Sunflowers too this year. Some I planted too early and they didn't get as big as expected....hopefully this next round will grow all the way!
    XO

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    1. Fingers crossed for your second seeding. I will be sure to share the progress as it grows. xo

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  14. We love sunflowers too! But we've never planted a sunflower house. What a lovely idea, really looking forward to seeing your photos of it when they're n bloom.

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    1. Fingers crossed it grows well, I will definitely share as it grows :)

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  15. I have always wished we had a spot big enough for a sunflower house- they are so lovely! Maybe I can enjoy your via photos while it grows! ;)

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    1. Let's hope it will be lovely...fingers are crossed. And I will definitely share photos as it grows :)

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  16. Oh, I love how you've planted them, that will look wonderful x #CountryKids

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  17. I love sunflowers, we had some to plant this year but not done it yet x

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    1. Me too, such a happy flower. Hope you get those seeds planted soon :)

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  18. We usually do a runner bean house, but I quite like the idea of doing a sunflower house one year. #CountryKids

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    1. Yes, those are fun too! Let's hope the sunflower house works out :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. What a lovely idea. I do hope you will come back when the sunflower house is all grown and share that time in there. Thankyou for linking up on Country Kids

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    1. Thank you. And yes, if it works out I will definitely come back and link up again :)

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  20. This is so cool! We started planting sunflower in pots but they died as some white insects stayed on their leaves! #countrykids

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    1. Thank you! That is too bad, hopefully you will try again. At the moment, even with protection with chicken wire, the squirrels have managed to dig out a few seeds. I will be out there today replacing them :)

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  21. Looks lovely, we are just trying to sort our garden out and I can't wait to plant some seeds. Hope the sunflowers grow super tall #countrykids

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    1. Thank you. Hope you get some seeds in the ground soon :)

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  22. This will be fun to watch grow. I would love to do this one day, but don't know where to put it. Be well and enjoy your happy sunny flowers!

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    1. I hope so, if the squirrels and chipmunks let it get passed the seedling stage :)

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