Tuesday, July 24, 2007
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.