Sunday, January 18, 2009

Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play

Look who came out to play in my parents' garden while I, Prudence, was in town!

Mr volunteer sunflower, in his tightly bound, monumentally-sized, thistlesque granduer opened up over the past week. In a garden which struggles against a lack of water this is one brightly coloured, surprise joy.

Oh how I want one for the balcony garden now ... the challenge of the century ... potted sunflower!


Anonymous said...

Sneaky things. Absolutely gorgeous.

Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

Container grown sunflowers on a balcony are totally doable. There are varieties that are shorter, if that's a concern. But a tall, native variety of sunflower last year without a problem. In fact, I had to cut it down because it was taking over my patio.