I am sharing with you a few of my favorite close-up flower photographs this week.

Here is one that brightens up my garden summer and into early fall…

It is hard to find a flower that grows so large and that is easy to grow.
I plant mine from seed each spring and then plant a second crop in mid-summer.
Did you know that you can make a bird feeder and shade tomatoes using sunflowers?
Now for the winner of the book, Hellstrip Gardening…
And the randomly picked winner is….

Liza who blogs at “Good to Grow

Thanks to all of you who entered.  I highly recommend getting a copy for yourselves and transforming your garden.
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

2 replies
  1. Indie
    Indie says:

    Beautiful flower! I've planted sunflowers before, but not gotten such great results. You've got to have nice dirt for them – for some reason they don't like hard-as-brick clay 😉

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