This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mom and Dad's giant sunflower

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My Dad has a sunflower that has grown to be a giant! We measured it today at 118 inches tall -  nearly 10 ft. He took a picture of me and Skippy next to it.

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Anonymous James @ Capital Gardens said...

Wow, that is a massive sunflower. I've always wondered, how hard are sunflowers to maintain? Did it take a lot of work for it to grow this high or does it pretty much do it by itself with the right amount of sunshine and rain?

James @ Capital Gardens

August 31, 2012 12:15 PM

Blogger Mal's Allotment said...

Now that's impressive. Great pic Kathy!

August 31, 2012 1:58 PM

Blogger kathy said...

My sister says: "Wow, looks like dad traded an old man and a dry cow for some magic seeds!"

August 31, 2012 8:34 PM

Blogger zippiknits said...

Wow Wow! A diving bee, and a Blue Moon! Wasn't it bright? I loved watching it.

September 02, 2012 12:52 AM


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