I came home from Florida to find my sunflowers in bloom. I didn’t pull in the driveway until 12:30 AM but I was still alert enough to see them in the moonlight. It’s amazing how much a garden can change in just 5 days of being away. After a 5 hours plane delay, the one I was to fly on had a mechanical problem so they brought in a bigger plane, than they needed to find a pilot and crew, once that was arranged a rain storm started and there was another delay.
Luckily the airport is only 40 minutes from my Moms place so I waited until the plane left Detroit headed for West Palm before I left for the airport. I knew I would actually get a flight out then. So many of the passengers had sat in the airport all day, but not me, I only had about an hour wait before take off. The sunflower blooms were a welcoming me when I returned.
I’m quite surprised they even bloomed at all, they hardly had a chance with the deer feasting on them every night. Just about the time they would form a flower head the deer would come through and have a midnight snack. I did notice more will be blooming any day, so I’m so excited to do a little decorating with them. They’re quite expensive to buy them in the stores, that’s why I like to plant my own seeds every years.
Last year I did giant blooms and had a hard time keeping them upright. This year I planted the 4-6 ft. variety and they’re doing much better. I know it seems a little early for the fall flowers to be blooming, but our days are already getting shorter and the sign that fall is near is ever present.
Does anyone else have sunflowers in bloom right now, or any other fall flower?