About a month after we got home from our wedding/honeymoon and settled back into real life, I took a good look at my sad, empty back porch and I really wished I had planted flowers back in the spring.
I really need flowers in my life! So one weekend in late June I spent a quiet afternoon out on the porch planting some old flower seeds I had found from the year before. One packet of seeds I had laying around were sunflower seeds. I had no idea if the old seeds were any good or not, but it was worth a try.
I put the seeds in some pots of dirt and I watered them for a few weeks. Soon I saw little baby sunflowers beginning to grow~
See the sunflower seeds that popped open and are still holding fast to the tops of the tiny plants?
After a few days of holding on tight, the sunflower seeds loosened up and dropped off of the plants:
My sunflowers kept growing on the back porch throughout the month of July and in the beginning of August I transplanted them all to the empty flower beds in the front yard.
Now I have some healthy autumn sunflowers getting ready to bloom any day now!