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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 your garden? 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 this flower so fascinating that even artists are mesmerised by it? The big, cheerful blooms of the sunflower follow the sun throughout the day and provide food and resting places for birds. Sunflower heights range from dwarf to giant, and the bloom colors range from yellow, red, to tri-color. These eye-catching flowers will bloom for several months during the summer and make long-lasting cut flowers. What not to like when it comes to this...

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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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