|photo by ana traina ~2012~|
This year I made a vow to start my sunflowering early. So that I may be able to enjoy their brightly bold blooms much longer. Only problem is...starting the big and beautiful buggers from seed, this is not an easy task. Oh no, one must be sure to give the seedlets constant tender loving care. For example, like placing your seed box in a nice and cozy sun-filled spot to sit in. Then there is the pesky reremembering to always be mindful of the watering chore, meaning not too much water and certainly not too little as we wouldn’t want the poor dears to die of thirst. No, that would not do at all. Well, so far so good as you can see by my photo. After just three days, I have some spunky sprouts poking their curious little leaflets up to greet the springtime. Hooray! Maybe, I have a little green Tom’s thumb after all. Stay tune for some sunflowery updates, coming very soonishly. O’ joy, joy, joy it’s spring!!!
LAST BITs OF ODDS AND ENDS ~ If someone is trying to become virtuous or preserve their virginity, they can anoint themselves with Sunflower oil or juice pressed from the stems of the sunflower. In addition, if you’re trying to find out the truth, sleep with a sunflower under the bed and the truth of any matter will be revealed to you. Also, if you cut a sunflower at sunset and make a wish, the wish will come true before another sunset.