Saturday, September 24, 2022

TIGER'S EYE MIX Sunflower Variety Part#1

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Tiger's Eye Mix Sunflower Variety

September is SUNFLOWER Season here in God's Growing Garden.  Every year, during the month of September (and sometimes going into October), I feature the sunflower varieties that I grew during the summer.  I grew 5 different sunflower varieties this year but one of them didn't germinate, so I will only be featuring 4 varieties in the Sunflower Series of 2022.  Today, I am featuring Part#1 of the TIGER'S EYE MIX variety.  Back in high school I was fascinated with tigers - I even made a lithograph/etching print of a tiger seen from the vantage point of someone looking out their window (we had an amazing art program at our high school)  See photo below - It's called "On The Prowl" (I did this in the twelfth grade).  Also, a few years ago I did a series on the Toledo Zoo - this is the post that features the Tiger (click HERE to view that post).

lithography print by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Since this package of seeds was a "mix" - the variance of color and shape are vast.  The pictures on the cover of the seed packet all had a furry middle (circle) and that must be how this variety was named "Tiger's Eye".  (When the sunflower is young, that "furry" characteristic is not yet developed - as you will notice in some of the pictures below).

Before showing the featured pictures, I realized that after 11 years of featuring sunflowers I have never explained why they are my favorite flower.  Sunflowers always turn towards the sun - you can literally see them gently turning throughout the day to follow the sun.  To be very clear - I am NOT a "sun" worshiper.  However, I am a "Son" worshiper:  Jesus Christ The Son of God and I strive every day to grow and turn towards Him in every aspect of my life.
ENJOY the following pictures!

All photos were taken by me (Angie Ouellette-Tower) and the sunflowers were all grown in my garden.
© (2022)

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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Sunflowers from 2018:
Orange Mahogany Sunflower - Part 2

Sunflowers from 2017:

Sunflowers from 2016:

Sunflowers from 2015:

Sunflowers from 2014:

Sunflowers from 2013:

Sunflowers from 2012:

Sunflowers from 2011:

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  1. Love the sunflowers, they're my fav of all time. How talented you are, not only can you draw but you have a green thumb too! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 83. Shared.

  2. Angie,
    I love your sunflowers. I am so jealous of all of your beauties. I just can't imagine looking out and seeing all of those lovelies. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things Party. I hope you stop by.


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