Oops – My Bad…
Hubby and I were relaxing on the Writer’s Nook on Saturday enjoying a hearty bacon and egg breakfast when he said, “I wonder how those sunflowers got into the sugar cane.”
“What sunflowers?” I asked dubiously.
“Those ones,” he said, pointing his fork out and down.
I looked over the edge and there, to my complete horror, were sunflowers growing in the sugar cane.
You may remember last year I planted sunflowers along the side of the house in the hope that the seeds would drop and I’d get a new crop. This wasn’t to be – all the seeds disappeared and I thought the birds had eaten them.
I thought wrong.
They had blown into the sugar cane field.
I found it ironic that my previous post was about weeds just being flowers that grew in places they weren’t welcome. Now I find my beautiful sunflowers have become those very weeds.
Here’s a reminder from last year (I even caught a shot of a bee buzzing around the top of the flower)
This is what it looks like now
and here is a big one (note the thickness of the stem)
They don’t transplant well so I’ll keep you updated on their survival/demise.
If you’re ever having a nice cup of tea with sugar and find a sunflower seed in it, think of me 😀
Have a great week!