Monday, May 12, 2014

First Sunflower Blossom Emerging

I am happy to report that I detected my first sunflower blossom peeking out this morning from the bud. We are at 59 days and counting! What's interesting about it is that the plant is only about 35 inches tall. I have many other sunflower plants much taller than that plant, however, I didn't detect any other blossom emerging.

Could you guess what COLOR that blossom is? It rather is like what I saw in last year's garden ... that I had a number of shorter plants that blossomed first and they were all similar in color. The color? Yellow!!

Take a look at the peek-a-boo blossom:

First Sunflower Blossom Emerging at 59 Days : The Color Yellow
First Sunflower Blossom Emerging at 59 Days : The Color Yellow
Photo Taken: May 12, 2014
I captured the sunflower bud and plant photos early on the morning of May 12th.

First Sunflower Blossom Emerging at 59 Days : The Color Yellow
First Sunflower Blossom Emerging at 59 Days : The Color Yellow
Photo Taken: May 12, 2014
If you look at the middle of the plant photo and then move your eyes up a bit, you can detect the yellow blossom peeking out from the bud. You also get an idea of the height of that plant in relation to the others around it. In fact, the peek-a-boo blossom was rather hiding. I would have seriously thought I would be seeing a blossom coming out from the taller plants more into the sunlight. This one is actually on the back side of the fourth row nearest the house!

PRETTY SUNFLOWER BUDS

Over the course of the last several days, I have been capturing a lot of photos of buds. Oh my, but I can't wait until they open up and become blossoms because I think those will make more interesting pictures! However, since I have so many bud photos, I decided to run my own contest and try and select two favorites from the last three days of photography. Ready?

sunflower bud photographed may 10 2014sunflower bud photographed may 10 2014
sunflower bud photographed may 11 2014sunflower bud photographed may 11 2014
sunflower bud photographed may 12 2014sunflower bud photographed may 12 2014

In the three rows above, you have two sunflower buds from May 10th, May 11th, and May 12. It would seem my favorites have a bit of red to the leaves. I'm thinking these may be the Autumn Beauty Sunflowers! These were probably the most defined buds, with the bud in the last row, on the left, actually looking much like a rosebud!

SUNFLOWER PLANTS OVER 4 FT.

This morning, I had about three different sunflower plants at 52 inches tall. When I went out to check on my garden this afternoon, it looked like two of those tall plants had grown more!

Here is a photo of the sunflower garden at 59 days with many plants over four feet in height!

My Sunflower Garden at 59 Days ~ JaguarJulie
My Sunflower Garden at 59 Days ~ JaguarJulie
Photo Taken: May 12, 2014
The blossoms are coming, the blossoms are coming! If you want an idea of what these will look like, check the pictures in the amazon widgets below. Those are for Burpee Sunflower Seeds ... that's what I used!

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