Friday, September 13, 2013

SUNFLOWERS - autumn blend

Last night when it was finally time to come in I brought another Sunflower with me that the squirrels had left on the ground. 

Could it be they snip them first and check for seeds second? That seems backwards but it also seems unlikely that they are so clumsy.

Any 'squirrel whisperers' out there?

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful colors!

    Cheers, Heidrun

    ... Weekendflower ... http://happy-hour-with-picts.blogspot.de/2013/09/weekend-flowers_13.html

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  2. I L O V E L O V E those blooms~ If I am trying to find seeds/plants for these WHAT do I ask for?
    My LIKE GRAMMA'S HOUSE yard and garden does not have any of these..OUTSTANDING!

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    1. I definitely recommend ordering online

      I bought my seeds here: http://www.swallowtailgardenseeds.com/annuals/sunflowers.html#gsc.tab=0 and found another site with loads of different varieties here: https://www.honeymanseed.com/product.asp_Q_catID_E_152_A_subCatID_E_464

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  3. Gorgeous colors! My sunflowers were vibrant in the spring, but even they couldn't withstand the horrendous Texas heat. I know it's not good to wish days away, but I'm so excited about cooler weather coming in. My lantana and salvia are the only things that are still giving any color to the garden. I'm ready for bright, beautiful color to come back. Thanks so much for sharing at the linky party. your posts are always fabulous! :)
    -Heather
    www.stringtownhome.net

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Heather. We certainly have different challenges being in very different zones, don't we?

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  4. Wonderful colours! I love sunflowers.

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    1. Gunilla, I love them too - and so do the squirrels!

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  5. I've learn something new today; sunflowers don't just come in yellow anymore. A lovely photo too

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting Carole.

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  6. They sure are pretty! The squirrels here take them down before the seeds are ripe, too, so I quit trying to grow them. At least you were able to rescue them and enjoy them in some water.

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    1. Sue, sadly I am also going to admit defeat in terms of growing them along the fence but I've got some other less squirrel-friendly places I'll add them to next year now that I have a taste for them.

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  7. Gorgeous Autumn Flowers ♥ I’m happy you joined Floral Love!
    Time for another round in a week! The theme is ‘Foliage Love’. Hope you’ll join :)

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    1. Monica I am glad you mentioned themes - I did not realize there were themes and I will try to join in with them.

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