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…

Sunflower
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?
 
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Now for the winner of the book, Hellstrip Gardening…
 
And the randomly picked winner is….


Liza who blogs at “Good to Grow
Congratulations!


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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