Friday, August 31, 2018

Sickly "Sonja Branching" Sunflower

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9596_zps6zc43eqn.jpg
 photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Sonja Branching Sunflower

Today starts the Sunflower Series of 2018 where I share with you the four sunflower varieties that I grew in my garden this year.

This first variety I call "sickly" because it was attacked by everything possible.  The rabbits ate the small tender shoots just after they germinated (this was before we put up the fence), then it developed blight, also many different bugs enjoyed dining on this variety.  Finally the birds just devoured these flowers.  The pictures below show these unfortunate attacks.

What I did like about this variety was the lush green back as seen in the first picture below.

ENJOY the following pictures!

All photos were taken by me (Angie Ouellette-Tower) and the sunflowers were all grown in my garden.
© (2018)

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo unnamed 5_zps7opt3x4d.jpg
 photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9523_zpsbpalqaho.jpg
 photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9482_zps8ulady1j.jpg
 photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

You will notice that the birds cut flower heads in half or chopped the entire stalk in two!
(see next two picture below)

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 2018-08-02_zpstfu5jhdj.jpg
 photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo unnamed10_zpsxu9tsiro.jpg
 photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9491_zpsqwngtewv.jpg
 photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9490_zpsk1niqwtn.jpg
 photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9493_zpsnicirnd8.jpg
 photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Quite the worm dangling from the inside of the flower below.

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF9517_zps2awubfhh.jpg
 photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

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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