Emily's Sunflower Garden
"Sunflower-bordered roads always seem to me the roads to freedom." ~ Willa Cather, My Antonia
I recently decided to plant some sunflowers. Well, as it turns out I have more time on my hands than I thought (that is, before I started
summer school and my job), and six sunflower seeds from two varieties turned into 12 varieties of over 100 seeds. As my interest
grew, I started looking for sunflower information on the web, but didn't find much. This is my first reason for making this page. The
second reason is the vanity of a first-time gardener who assumes the general populace finds information about her "babies" as
facinating as she does. :-) Enjoy!
In the Garden:
Growing Sunflowers:A basic guide coming soon!
Types of Sunflowers: A complete list and description of both annuals and perinneals, including the 16 different klinds of annuals in my garden coming soon!
Sunflower FAQ: Can't find an answer to a sunflower dilemma? All your questions answered
My Sunflower Diary: A week-by-week description of my sunflower endeavors
On the Page:
Sunflowers in Paint and Print: Brought to you by Allen Ginsburg, William Blake, Gustav Klimt, Georgia O'Keeffe and other artists who have been inspired by sunflowers
Garden Essays: Green thumbs reflect on the sunflower coming soon!
Quote of the Day: Check back every day for a different take on the avocation of gardening.
Also browse the Quote Archive.
Etymology: Naming the sunflower
A Brief History coming soon!
In the Kitchen:
Sunflower Recipes: From the garden to the kitchen ~ everything from tabbouleh to pumpkin soup
My mammoth index of links: Sunflower links, other gardening links and my own favorite places on the web. Includes an index of botanical gardens, water and butterfly gardening links, and links to my favorite authors. This index is under construction. In order to provide only worthwhile links and give information about most of them, it's taking me awhile to finish this particular part of the page. Please be patient.