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How To Grow Sunflowers in 3 Easy Steps

How To Grow Sunflowers in 3 Easy Steps

Have you ever wondered how to grow sunflowers in 3 easy steps? Van Gogh painted this vibrant flower because it communicates ‘gratitude.' The painter hung two paintings depicting sunflowers in the room of Paul Gauguin when he came to live with him in the Yellow House. So what makes these bright blooms so fascinating that even artists are mesmerized by them? The big, cheerful blooms of the sunflower plants follow the sun throughout the day, provide food and resting places for birds, and provide a nutritious food source, too, thanks to their edible seeds. Sunflower heights range from dwarf varieties to giant sunflowers, and the bloom colors range from yellow, red, to tri-color. These eye-catching flowers will bloom for several months during...

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Sunflower Meaning and Symbolism

Sunflower Meaning and Symbolism

How do you feel when you look at a sunflower? For many people, they bring a sense of joy, warmth, and happiness - memories of hot summer days and time with loved ones, or a general lift of spirits when there’s a vase of fresh-cut sunflowers on the kitchen table. The bright yellow petals of the sunflower and dinner plate size mimic the sun that shines high in the sky during the summer, making this flower a favorite for many. [caption id="attachment_1604" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Photo by Roma Kaiuk[/caption] Sunflower origin Sunflowers date back to 3,000 B.C. in present-day Arizona. Native Americans used sunflowers in almost every area of life, from food to dye to snakebite treatment. In the 18th century, Peter the Great used sunflowers...

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