Sunflowers: Flower of the Sun God

Sunflowers are tall annual or perennial plants with big, bright yellow flowers. They are a summer favorite for many gardeners. Their scientific name, Helianthus” comes from the Greek word “helios” meaning “sun” and “anthos” meaning “flower.” Sunflowers can grow exceptionally tall. The record settling flower for height was 25 feet, and the widest flower was… Continue reading Sunflowers: Flower of the Sun God


Chinese Chrysanthemums

"I seek and don't find myself. I belong to chrysanthemum hours, neatly lined up in flower pots." -Fernando Pessoa   When I think of chrysanthemums, I think of crispy fall mornings and warm apple cider. With their bright petals and sturdy constitutions, they are the perfect flower to celebrate the transition of the seasons. These… Continue reading Chinese Chrysanthemums