Joy in Gardening : Sunflowers

I find so much joy in gardening.  Where else can you find so much beauty and pleasure, that lasts for weeks on end, from a seed packet and a bit of potting soil. You start your seeds, get them going, transplant them …and then here is the result ( and this is just the beginning…several sunflowers in other locations have not even started to bloom yet. )

Orange Sunflower in Back

Another sunflower by driveway side

Cottage Garden Sunflower View

sunflower by front porch driveway side

Sunflowers 2 varieties against the sky

Sunflowers in back yard

Two bees on sunflower in back yard

 

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26 Responses to Joy in Gardening : Sunflowers

  1. Grandma Kc says:

    Spectacular! Those are some really happy bees in that first picture! Look at all the pollen dust on the petals — probably from the bees! You and the grands will have lots of fun with those sunflower heads, too!

  2. Joyce says:

    Stunning pictures! And very true about gardening being a frugal pursuit that repays in a generous amount of beauty. In fact some might not even need to pay for seed! I remember my two grandmothers visiting each other’s gardens and coming home with handfuls of clippings. The water to root them was free – an even more frugal product!

  3. Jane says:

    These pics of your sunflowers are so pretty! When I start to see them at this time of year, I’m always sorry I didn’t plant any in the spring! it looks like you have a lot of cute plants on your porch, too!

    Thanks so much for stopping by! You have a new follower! :)

    XO,
    Jane

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Jane it’s an honor, thank you :) I say that honestly as your blog and writing are just delightful in every way! :)

  4. QMM says:

    I never realized the beauty of the red sunflowers until this past month my art class did some. Some of the other students opted for yellow but I love the rust ones. Beautiful precise shots. Your photography is great.

  5. Jann Olson says:

    Your photography is absolutely stunning! I too adore sunflowers.
    hugs,
    Jann

  6. Christine says:

    Wow, gorgeous flowers and gorgeous photos….

  7. phyllis says:

    Those bees look like their so busy, don’t they…love the photos of the gorg sunflowers, such great shots…thanks ,Phyllis

  8. Debby Ray says:

    What gorgeous photos! I never tire of gazing at sunflowers…each one is so unique and even the buds are so beautiful! Thank you sharing yours :)

  9. Tammy says:

    I find joy in gardening too. Your sunflowers are beautiful.

  10. Trisha says:

    I am definitely going to take a look at all of those links…thanks for sharing!

    ~Trisha

  11. So pretty. I love them also. The end of summer is my favorite time in the garden.

  12. Pat says:

    Debra,
    I L O V E Sunflowers!!!
    Yours, dear friend, are gorgeous, indeed!!!
    “Mr. Ed” plants and grows Sunflowers here on the Prairie. . .just for me each year. Our Sunflower Patch was filled to the brim with amazing hues from all our rain this Summer!!!
    Thanks for sharing your JOY in Gardening with us!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

  13. CeLynn says:

    I just Love your sunflower photos!

  14. Mary Feguson says:

    Your sunflowers are stunning. The photography is outstanding. I love sunflowers also – one had one bush that came back from last year but it sure was full of flowers.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Mary

  15. Your sunflowers are so pretty and stunning pictures. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  16. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Hi Debra!
    Your photos are stunning!
    I love sunflowers this time of year too.
    Please come by and see my photos too.
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a beautiful week,
    Suzanne

  17. Stacy says:

    Love the bees on the sunflowers. I also love it when birds hang upside down and eat the seeds. It is adorable.

  18. Your photos are amazing!

    I’d love to have you link your post to Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  19. Sandi says:

    Fabulous photos of your Sunflowers! You got some very nice shots. Thank you for sharing at my HOME.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

  20. Your sunflowers are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week’s party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-65.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  21. Carol Ann says:

    Love your sunflower photos! So pretty :)

  22. Jill says:

    I agree!! So much joy in gardening which is basically what my post is about too!

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