Sunflowers

Sunflowers are very striking flowers and fields of them are so impressive to behold.  I have seen only two such fields that I can remember.  I used to grow a row of Sunflowers in my garden along the edge where our small cornfield was.  I really wish I would have taken pictures of that garden and many other things.  Photography was not a priority back then and was expensive to develop.

My post is dedicated to Sunflowers but I am thinking about my cornfields right now.  One year was dedicated to what I believe was the “Silver Queen” late corn, very sweet and tender, and another year we planted hulless popcorn.  Never together because of possible cross-pollination issues.  I have since found “hulless” at markets, but not often and none has ever been as tender as the popcorn we grew so many years ago.  We hung the ears out to dry and then stored them in large mason jars still on the ears, kernels removed right before popping.  Not sure of how to do this at first, we somehow dried them to perfection because they popped beautifully.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Steven Colborne
    Sep 19, 2018 @ 16:37:54

    Hey, Po’ girl, how are you doing? Sunflowers always remind me of my mother. They were her favourite flowers. I designed the cards for her memorial service and they were full of pictures of sunflowers in bloom! Hope you’re having a blessed day 🙂

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  2. Sunshinysa
    Sep 29, 2018 @ 16:16:41

    My favourite flowers. Sunshine flowers.

    Reply

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