Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunflower Houses

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."
(Sharon Lovejoy)
I hope you have a lovely Sunday.


~ Janis said...

Love the Sunflower house idea. You will have to put a mailbox outside of it so the kids can get mail.!!

Thank you for your kind words about my Momma cows.
There is no doubt they have a special guardian angel watching over all of them.

Kessie said...

Oh, after all these years of wanting, you can finally make a sunflower house! I hope it grows like gangbusters. :-)

Sue said...

Hi Kim,
You never cease to amaze me, this is the neatest idea. Sunflowers are one of my most favorite flowers. We usually plant rows of them, but I might try and find a place for a sunflower house. I am so looking forward to seeing how yours goes.
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement.
Enjoy you day.

myletterstoemily said...

we planted one of those when my children
were little, and it was enchanting!

so much fun.


Janean said...

amazing!!!!! we grew sunflowers last year or the year before, but didn't get seeds....they're HUGE and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Sunflowers are like big ol' bunches of happiness, love them!!! Can't wait to see pictures of your sunflower house.

Moonpie primitives said...

Hi Kim: What a great idea. I love sun flowers!!! I haven't ever heard of a sunflower house before. Your grand kids are going to have such fun.....I can't wait to see pictures... Thanks for sharing, Nancy