Saturday, September 12, 2009

I've Been Shunned!

Well, here is my sunflower collection for the year, although I have to say I'm a bit irritated with the results of my gardening efforts. To be honest, this is the first year I've ever planted sunflowers and stupid me, I ASSUMED that the reason they were called sunflowers was because they followed the sun. So I planted them on the east side of our house facing our back deck. I ASSUMED that by mid afternoon they would all be facing west giving us a glorious splash of color in our backyard that we could enjoy from the deck. I've spent all spring/summer watering and weeding and keeping the bugs away, and I end up with a sunflower garden which permanently faces the vacant field behind our yard. Every time I look at them I feel shunned, ignored.....and after all I've done for them!!! And that's why a lot of my photos are from behind. I had to go out in the field for the rest. Hmmm...... maybe Jeff was right when he said I probably planted the seeds backwards. Oh well, hope you enjoy them.