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A Late Bloomer

"You're looking mighty polite and pretty," I said to the clump of Jupiter's Beard. "What gives?"

No answer. What would I do if any of the Jupiter's Beard spoke?

I did wonder if the Jupiter's Beard was looking nice for the nearby sunflower that's in bloom. Last week or so I pulled out weeds around the sunflower. I'm glad I didn't pull it out.

Talk about a late bloomer. I sowed sunflower seeds in this particular part of the yard last Spring. A few sprouted, a couple bloomed. This one stubbornly hung on until it did its thing a few days ago. How cool is that! 


There's another, smaller, sunflower growing beside this guy. Also a survivor from last year. Will it bloom? We shall see. 

Today, I'm linking up with Mosaic Monday. Check it out here.


  1. ...sometime I get sunflowers growing up under my bird/squirrel feeder!

  2. The Jupiter's Beard might have replied, just not in words...

  3. Su-sieemac: I talk to my plants all the time, but I have yet to have one answer me! Better late than never bloomer - gorgeous! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday - I am looking forward to when my garden starts to green up again!

  4. Hello,

    The plants looks very healthy. I love the sunflowers, beautiful blooms,
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  5. I love nature’s little surprises! This flowers are a beautiful sight!

  6. I'm glad I'm not the only one who talks to anything and everything. They all answer in their own way.


  7. I love the mosaic, the colours are so bright and cheerful :)

  8. It's nice to see blooming flowers when spring seems far away here. With all the snow on our ground I wont see wildflowers until June. I also love your bench--it's so colorful and must be a nice place to sit and enjoy nature.

  9. Susie, Love sunflowers. Amazing what happens when we put seeds in the ground. Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Sylvia D.

  10. My orchids are abloom indoors. Outside, not so much. Sigh.

  11. I always like the flowers that seem to overcome the odds ... late bloomers that made it through the winter, tiny ones blooming in rocky soil, daffodils that manage to hang on even after being battered by rainstorms. And really, back when I tried to be a gardener myself, probably anything that survived! Yours have much more going for them... you know how to talk to encourage them!

  12. It's nice having volunteer sprouts. I always plant giant sunflowers in our garden. Those that the wild rabbits leave be thrive and boy are they tall!. Due to covid, I've been away from my garden - this will be the 2nd summer away. I really miss it.


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