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Sunflower Information and Photos

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These beautiful flowers of all sizes are loved by many. This guide includes sunflower information and photos.
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15 found this helpful
September 10, 2014

Photo Description
This is a garden photo, yet a thrifty photo at the same time.:) I took my son to a local free carnival recently. Free food, free games, crafts, etc....a frugal paradise! They had a free "planting station" where the children could choose a seed and plant it themselves.
This tiny seed started in a humble Dixie cup, migrated to a broken plastic pot, and my son took painstakingly good care of his flower, until he decided to find his Daddy's shovel and transplant it in the the yard.

This is the beautiful result. It is now taller than he is! In my mind, this is just another example of finding joy and beauty in each day "without" opening your wallet.

Photo Location
Michigan, USA

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October 16, 20140 found this helpful

Even though I entered this contest myself, I voted for your photo! I loved the story, and kids are so full of wonder! I see that you had more votes than the winner, which I do not understand. Kudos for a great share!

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August 24, 2016

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This has been a strange and wonderful year for plants on our property. This lovely sunflower bloomed at our lamp post then continued to grow into this grand specimen that greets us at our back door every day. It was even more beautiful in the evening with the light highlighting it!

Photo Location
Northeastern PA

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September 3, 20160 found this helpful

Thanks Jackie. I usually get them via my bird friends by them dropping the seeds while feeding them around the house and this flower really took off taller than any previously!

A real treat!

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May 11, 20119 found this helpful

My laughing sunflower. This flower looked like it was holding its chin and laughing in the sun. I am glad I took the picture when I did, because the next day it had completely changed.

I grow these giant sunflowers next to my garden every year, and people just are in awe of them. I also share my seeds with anyone who wants to try and grow their own.

By Ida C.

Large sunflower with apparent smile.

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May 16, 20110 found this helpful

What do I need to do to get some of the seeds? I would love to grow them next to my fence. :)

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February 13, 2012

Field of sunflowers.

I am on a forever quest to enjoy the simple pleasures of life and this photo says it all. Field of Dreams! (In a field of Sunflowers, NJ)

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September 30, 2010

A field of sunflowers planted by farmers adjoining our house. They were planted for dove hunting, but I enjoyed the view.

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October 11, 2011

Closeup of Bee in Sunflower

While fishing one summer, I decided to take photos near our pond. The butterflies and bees had been drawn to the sunflowers. With a little patience, I managed to take this photo.

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July 27, 2010

Closeup of a sunflower.

This photo was taken just before the sun went down last week. The sky was awesomely blue. Do you see the Bumble Bee?

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October 28, 2010

Beautiful yellow, purple, and white sunflower.

Bumble bees get very tired gathering pollen on these beautiful flowers.

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October 24, 2011

Large Yellow Sunflower With Blue Sky in Background

As a special gift to me each summer, my husband plants Mammoth sunflowers, my favorite variety, and a few new varieties so that I can see them from my kitchen window.

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August 26, 2011

Brown and Orange Sunflower with Blue Sky

Sunflowers greet the sun with a smile!

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October 8, 20050 found this helpful

Bird eating sunflower seeds.

This is a unique picture that you have to look closely to see the birds. I looked out our window a few weeks ago to see these birds eating sunflower seeds out of the flowers upside down!

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November 21, 2010

Closeup of sunflower head.

This photo was taken while on a walk around the Maine Medical area of Portland. A friend was inside having a doctor's appointment and I took the chance to capture some of the gardens around the brownstones of the area.

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December 1, 2010

Small sunflower.

I took this picture in my garden to capture the beauty of the sunflower under a sunny day.

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December 1, 20100 found this helpful

I wanted some pretty colors in my garden so I picked a sunflower mixed pack of seeds. I was so delighted with the different beautiful flowers I got and this is one of them.

By Cindy

Garden: Sunflower

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August 2, 20100 found this helpful

Garden: Sunflower and Friends

This is a picture of my one and only sunflower growing in my back yard. It is a thank you gift from of my bird seeds.

Carolyn in Springville

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Garden: Sunflower and Friends

gorgeous (09/11/2009)

By meoowmom

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August 2, 20100 found this helpful

Garden: Sunflower

Mom grew this in the back yard. I think it is beautiful.

By Laura from Ocala, FL.

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Garden: Sunflower

I love the picture. (08/06/2009)

By mulberry204

Garden: Sunflower

You're right - it is totally beautiful! Isn't it amazing how we can find beauty in the simplest of flowers. The sunflower is as beautiful in our eyes as an orchid! Thanks for sharing it with us and God bless you and your Mom. (08/06/2009)

By tedsmom

Garden: Sunflower

How gorgeous. (09/12/2009)

By meoowmom

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August 2, 20100 found this helpful

This bumblebee is almost hidden in his super sized supper. The giant sunflowers grew so well the squirrels were fat all winter. At the end of each post in my garden I grew a giant sunflower. They towered at well over 10 feet and enticed many different birds to the garden as well as people walking by to stop and take a look.

By Ann

Garden: Bee on a Sunflower

Garden: Bee on a Sunflower

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August 2, 20100 found this helpful

My First Sunflower

No tip just wanted to share a pic of my first sunflower in hopes to brighten everyone else's day like it did mine when I saw it this morning!

By April

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My First Sunflower

Sure is nice, thanks for sharing (08/10/2005)

By nmcl

My First Sunflower

Your sunflower is so pretty, you must have a green thumb. Thank you for starting my day with a little sunshine
(08/10/2005)

By Cindy, Elkhart, In

My First Sunflower

Really a beauty! Thanks for making my day brighter. (08/10/2005)

By Margie

My First Sunflower

It's beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us! (08/10/2005)

By MissyD

My First Sunflower

Simply beautiful! Thanks! (08/10/2005)

By Maryeileen

My First Sunflower

Wow, what a beautiful colored sunflower. Thanks for sharing (08/10/2005)

By grammar

My First Sunflower

Very pretty, thank you for sharing! (08/10/2005)

By meoowmom

My First Sunflower

It's me again, I'm looking at your flower again. It's so nice, it looks like it was painted (08/13/2005)

By nmcl

My First Sunflower

Wow, that's pretty. Is it a Indian Summer? You should try a Cappuccino or Chocolate. they smell wonderful. (03/09/2006)

By beachers

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August 2, 20100 found this helpful

Here is a picture of my beautiful sunflower.

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May 6, 20100 found this helpful

Amongst the other flowers in my mom's back yard, I took this one by accident, and look how it came out.

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August 5, 20090 found this helpful

A beautiful sunflower from last year's garden. I love these flowers, as they attract birds, and compliments. They really do mimic the sun!

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August 5, 20090 found this helpful

Sunflower showoff

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August 5, 20090 found this helpful

I have always enjoyed taking pictures of all the various wildflowers you can find on our property.

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