Friday, November 2, 2012

"Monet's Palette Mixture" - Sunflowers





photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
 
photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
 
"Monet's Palette Mixture" Sunflower

I was very disappointed with this seed packet  - it was supposed to be a mix of different sunflower varieties.  The only seeds that germinated were the dark, almost black sunflowers (which are very beautiful but not what I expected when I think of "Monet").  It wasn't until the end of the sunflower season that this one little yellow sunflower appeared (as seen in the first picture).  I just wonder what the other flowers would have looked like if they had germinated - gives me something to look forward to next year.
 
Enjoy the pictures!
 
All photos were taken by me (Angie Ouellette-Tower) and the sunflowers were all grown in my garden (2012 Sunflower seeds were from Pinetree Garden Seeds).
© (2012)
 
photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower


photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
 
photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
 

photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower


photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
 
Sunflowers from 2012:

Sunflowers from 2011:

 
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10 comments:

  1. I have tried, but I can never get things to grow from seed...I think the packets we can get in the stores are too old sometimes.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  2. The dark flowers are very pretty but I can certainly understand your disappointment, a garden of mixed sunflowers would be lovely. I've never seen the variety of sunflowers like the one in your first photo. It has a wonderful, lush fringe of petals at its center, truly a beauty.
    I've often wondered if some seed packets might just be old, perhaps left in storage from a previous season and the seeds are no longer viable ? My daughter bought a packet of mixed bedding flowers and all that sprouted were a few periwinkle plants. :(

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  3. I am mesmerized by your photos. They are absolutely breathtaking. It makes me in awe of God because He created such beauty for our enjoyment. Yea to you for sharing these pictures. Enjoy your weekend! xoxo

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  5. Such beautiful pictures! Found you through the Sunday Sync!
    Helene in Between

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  6. Absolutely beautiful photos. I feel the urge to grow my own once the winter has ended! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I am now following your's and look forward to future posts. keep up the good work.

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  7. These flower photos are beautiful! What a wonderful way to showcase God's lovely work :) Thanks for sharing, and a BIG thanks for linking up with us at the Super Sunday Sync. Hope to see you next week!

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  8. Thank you for linking up with Super Sunday Sync this week! Hope to see you next week :)

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  9. More yellow would have been pretty, but the dark ones are so intriguing. Are you able to save any seeds or are the birds getting them all?

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