Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Sun Stood Still

Summer solstice means in Latin that the sun stands still.  Your shadow will be the shortest of any time of the year. In many parts of the country, it means the weather is sunny and hot - often humid.

No flower looks more perfect for a summer sun filled day than the aptly named sunflower. 

I haven't planted sunflowers in years - mine are all thanks to birds carrying them.  I feed black sunflower seeds in the shell all year.  There are many MANY beautiful hybrid sunflower seeds on the market:  Tall and short - yellow, red, orange and cream and more.  Some hybrids are short on seeds and long on pretty.  

Have a great summer solstice - it's a day we gardeners celebrate!

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