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 I’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? Hmmm…

This one looks like a Las Vegas showgirl,

and this one – 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

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

9 thoughts on “Honest and Upright: Sunflowers”

      1. I would love to see a time lapse of these sunflowers. I’m looking forward to further posts.

  1. 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.

    1. 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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