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Not your usual Harvests

July 27th, 2011 at 04:28 pm

Try as we might, a half dozen sunflower seeds that sprouted (and even grew 6 inches more) got eaten by snails earlier this summer. Poo.

Funny that one little sprout in the side yard also came up. One that I probably threw in the ground much earlier this year. And never ever watered.

But it was if someone slipped a magic bean in that packet. Week after week it thrived until I had to actually tie it to the house so it didn't fall over!

This sunflower is the type that even has lots and lots of heads from one single stalk. In the early blooming stages:



I am going to let the very top one or two blooms go to seed and try to save some to plant next summer. Here's what is on the table harvested today:



From little things....come big things.

Another harvest at Pretty Cheap Jewelry are garden pressed, dried plants. It's been weeks, nay, months in the press and I had forgotten what I put in!

Here they are! Ruby and coral geranium, tiny daisy, grape leaves in a small 2 x 3 inch setting with a big message.

LOVE LIFE. TRY MORE (l to r)






Fancy floral card to come, stay tuned! Let me know if you tweet, or FB (mine in the left sidebar). THX!

3 Responses to “Not your usual Harvests”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    That sunflower looks a lot like a Jerusalem artichoke.

    If you're into pressed flowers, which can be fun, why not try something a little different? If you have an all in 1 printer which also scans, you can do some interesting things by scanning and printing flat, two-dimensional flowers like Queen Ann's lace, asters or black eyed susies. You can make little collages on the flatbed. I've seen people at craft shows who do a spectacular job with this.

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    you mean make a flower arrangement and then scan it (for copies). Yes, I've seen it done, and sorta want to stick to originals until I run out of flowers!!

    Do jeruselam artichokes make these big yellow flowers? thx for the info!

  3. -Jerry- Says:

    Sunflowers are now one of my favorite flowers of all. We are living in SE Europe, and at this time of summer when you take the train across the countryside you have some pretty good insurance of seeing fields after fields of golden sunflowers, and they are gorgeous! For the rest of my life, sunflowers will lead me to think of Balkan summers. I love your creativity with the flowers and everything else...
    Jerry

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