Chocolate DelightWednesday, July 14, 2010
Planting Sunflower is really rewarding! This flower is the first to open and it's from the shortest of the three plants I am growing in a pot.
The flower attracted lots of ants.
My only regret is that I did not give enough thought on the staking. I mean a nice one. I just used a three-tiered tomato cage and a rafia string criss-crossing in the middle to hold the stems. I have tied haphazardly before a heavy downpour earlier. But it is definitely a secured stake for the plant's 'safety'. Nonetheless, I am glad that the heavy rain did not crush the skinny plant. Now that a flower has bloomed, I bring in the pot whenever the rain comes. I want this flower to stay forever... it's a cool sunflower to have :-D
Meanwhile, my Amaranthus Flying Colours have flaunt its striking colours. The new leaves are no longer green and chocolate brown. They are now yellow and scarlet. Suddenly the plants look so cheerie and bright :-D