Sunflower bloom season....

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  1. letemgrow

    letemgrow Active Member

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    Makes my yard sound like a little jet engine!!! Pollinators r everywhere including honey bees, bumbles and some monarchs. I think this guy hit the pollen buffet....

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    Great pic! Is that a native or some that you planted? My planted field is dried up and full of doves, pollinators are long gone. Won't be long before I fill it with wheat, oat, clover, and radish seed.
     
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    Native annual sunflower, had a killer stand that looked great before the high winds took over. All the blooms r still there just not as great looking for landscape....

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    Your yard looks great! They do tend to fall over with our winds.
    We are in full bloom too:
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    At what temp do they start to die if you plant them at the end year (fall planting)? I planted a bag just to try earlier this year in the field behind my house but the deer wiped them out when they got to about 4". They were there and then gone in a few days. I was thinking about putting a bag in my mix this year just for some candy but not sure how well they would do. I've already sprayed my field. I plan on planting next weekend or the weekend after pending weather and time. What say you?
     
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    Don't see why u could not plant them and get enough growth for candy. Doubt they get much past 4-6" tall this fall unless it stays unusually warm....but that's always possible and worth a shot!


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    Wild type sunflower mature at least 30 days later than oil seed sunflower.
     
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    Even the monarchs get in on the sunflower pollen

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    My native sunflowers are blooming right now as well. They were alive with bee activity a few days ago when i walked through them. I managed to get stung on the hand somehow. I think all those tree i girdled have made for some active hives. :)
     
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