Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Russian Mammoth Sunflowers




Way to grow! We received a free packet of Russian Mammoth Sunflower seeds with one of our Lands' End purchases this spring and decided to try to grow them. Wow, did they ever grow. The tallest plant measured 9 ft - 9 inches last time we checked and reached as tall as the railings on our deck.


Find more of this week's Wordless Wednesday (or Wordful) posts at 5 Minutes for Mom or Seven Clown Circus.

16 comments:

sheila said...

HOOOOOOOOOLY COW!
btw, LOVE the Ripley's books in your last post. My son has those on his reading list every year. keeps him busy for months!

redkathy said...

Sunflowers are my favorite! I even have one tattooed on my shoulder. Beautiful photos. Happy WW to you!

Lands' End said...

Look at those sunflowers, they are huge! Thank you for posting the pictures. We love seeing what became of those tiny seeds.

love2teach2day said...

I just posted an idea yesterday for a fun lesson/activity using sunflowers. Your huge flowers would be perfect for this!

http://love2learn2day.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunflower-science-and-artand-writing.html

Jenny said...

WOW, we are studying sunflowers next week and I'll have to show my daughter how tall this is!

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

Thanks for visiting our Wordless Wednesday post http://a-heart4home.blogspot.com/2010/09/dancing-silouettes.html

To make this photo I just captured a shot with the sun behind the kids. The original can be seen here http://a-heart4home.blogspot.com/2010/09/what-late-summer-evenings-are-made-of.html

I then uploaded the photo to picnik.com (free online photo editor) and played with the exposure until I got the desired look. It's super easy!

Also, I love the hge sunflowers!!!

JamericanSpice said...

Wow they are actually real! I love this and I'm always fascinated by them and want to grow some myself.

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

Wowzers! That's astonishing. So glad you showed us the scale of the flowers, because I never would have imagined them that big!