Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Goth Sunflowers


I was inspired by the photo of the goth sunflower in the post called "Sunflowers and Lilies" by Alkelda the Gleeful to post a photo of my own goth sunflower. Only, I hadn't thought of it as goth until I saw Alkelda's, which she called goth. I was thinking of mine as a a black velvet sunflower--or "Prado Red" sunflower, which I think is the actual variety. Thing is, I don't know for sure because it's a volunteer, but we did plant some Prado Reds a few years ago. Of all the sunflowers growing around my house this summer, this one I didn't plant is the tallest and first to bloom. Is Mother Nature trying to tell me something? I love the color and, yes, the gothness of it. So I plan to collect and save the seeds and plant some next year.

On a technical note: I figured out how to make that link to Alkelda's site within my posting! This was new to me, and not so obvious since my browser does not support the Post Editor buttons so I had to do it manually.

4 comments:

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

That's so cool that your Prado Red sunflowers are volunteers. I'm planning to save seeds from my plants in the hopes they keep going next year. So far, I've not had much luck with any volunteers but tomatoes and cosmos. Congratulations, also, on figuring out how to link within your posting. Post Editor buttons are handy, but knowing html tags are even handier.

Violeta said...

I'd never seen these before. They're sort of hypnotizing!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

P.S. Me again! It looks as if the link is broken, and that's because there's a back-slash after the "html." I'm telling you that for future reference, and not because I'm some vanity-girl who needs needs needs links to her homepage.;)

Daphne said...

Thanks, Alkelda! I fiddled around with it but couldn't get it to go just to the "Sunflowers and Lilies" posting, only your home blog page. Seems like a Blogger glitch but I'm a newbie at this so I will keep experimenting.