Monday, June 1, 2009

The Great Sunflower Experiment of 2009

I wish I could tell you how many seed have been planted. I would guess that there were at least 14 packets of different varieties. LOTS of sunflowers. The girls just love them. Jason has had a lot of fun with the girls and the prepping and planting of them all.
The only problem is the lack of SUN on our property. We have had a few grow nicely, but this was going to be a huge undertaking.

Last year we started them way too early and it was still to cold when it was time to plant. And sunflowers cannot grow in a container too well.

This year Jason did some research and hopefully our house will be surrounded with by golden blooms come August.

If all goes well, I am thinking people will come to Lakeside just to drive past the crazy sunflower house.

I will not hold my breath, nor does my street need that kind of traffic.

There are lots planted here...

A few smallish ones here...

and here...





And some big daddies here, our best sunny spot!

and a few more tiny ones here...

And as in the past, right after planting, the squirrel armies swarmed and dug half of em up. Off to the depot for repellent. Things look better now. I went and checked things this morning and there are tiny sprouts all over the place!
What did we plant? Well I still have a few packets laying around. I'll share...










What the..?






ACK!


Sheesh, I can't do anything around here without someone getting in the way!
Well, I tried.
Wish us luck!

4 comments:

Kristin said...

Can't wait to see the final project:)!

Mandy said...

Can't wait to see if they "make it". Mike and Ryan just transferred their sunflowers this past weekend too! We will see what comes up! Don't worry I will call wzzm if they start to take over your house!!

marissa said...

good luck with the sunflowers if they turn up it'll look so beautiful! Seriously I think my sunflowers are tomatoes this year I planted tons!

Melissa Olmsted said...

Love it! Last year we tried the "sunflower house" where you plant them in a circle with a little opening for a door. We realized that it was actually just a deer snack bar. We did a handful near the front door and it worked good. Remember those at Wheatland? LOVE SUNFLOWERS!!!