Honest and Upright: Sunflowers

Those who follow this blog regularly know that Maria, one of the dedicated volunteers of our Homeward Bound Memorial Garden, has abandoned us for a few weeks to run around Eastern Europe. She forwarded this photo of Sunflowers grown in Bulgaria.

The sheer quantity is impressive and creates a stunning impression. I’m a bit biased, but Iโ€™m not sure they can compete with those growing in the Sunflower bed in Maria’s absence.

Is it the TLC they are receiving while she is gone? Hmmmโ€ฆ

This one looks like a Las Vegas showgirl,

and this one โ€“ lemon sherbet.

“Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men and animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher


  1. Maria

    I’m glad to see the sunflowers are still putting on a nice show. It amazes me how many varieties have done so well in such a small space. Can’t wait to look through the catalogs this winter to add more varieties next year.

    • Hi Jennifer,
      It is a memorial garden at the rescue. Not generally open to the public, but available to all who volunteer, adopt, foster, train and rescue our beloved pups.

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