Sunday, May 16, 2010
This is my last year sunflower garden. Today,
we planted a bigger one. When I say I am crazy
about sunflowers, I really am, I don't think I
will ever have enough sunflowers. This morning
I planted a sunflower house so our grandchildren,
can sit in side and watch and dream in a place that
will be all theirs.
I first read about them in Sharon Lovejoy's book
Sunflower Houses. We lived in town when our children
were small and I didn't have a place for one, but I
always dreamed of one. Then we moved here, and life
went on fast forward. Right now we are in a lull so
I planted a sunflower house.
First you draw a square in the dirt, about how big
you want it and make a door way and then take a
sunflower seed and a morning glory seed and plant
them all around your square. Water every day and be patient.
The morning glories will climb the sunflowers and when
the sunflowers get tall take a bit of twine and start at
one corner and tie it to the first sunflower and then take
your twine back and forth across your square and then
the morning glories will climb the twine and you will have a
roof. Add children and you have a magic place.
"My summer home is the fairest
of all with a morning glory roof and sunflower walls."
I hope you have a lovely Sunday.