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Monday, March 30, 2009

Its been a long winter for these sunflower state transplants, so we've decided to do something to push the seasonal envelope a bit.

R egardless of what the calendar says, winter still has a firm hold on Grab-Your-Lasso.
Every once in awhile the weather teases us with a 50 degree day, getting our hopes up that spring is on the way and we can start to think about packing the winter coats away an
d pulling out the shorts.
Then we wake the next day to another another next-to-no-snow blizzard and dashed hopes yet again.
Its been a long winter for these sunflower state transplants, so we've decided to do something to push the seasonal envelope a bit.
When Shad and the kids went back to Kansas a few weeks ago and saw my tulips starting to come up, they decided to bring a little bit of spring back with them. Before they left, they went to Wally World and picked up a peat packet and an envelope of Sunflower Seeds - the Kansas state flower.
Cool, huh?!
Yesterday, Shad and the three younger kids, because Alek is too cool for this exercise, planted some of the seeds and set them in the window to start germinating.

We're excited to have brought some of 'home' with us to Wyoming.
I just hope they make it.
Wyoming is a dry state after all...and Kansas, well, it isn't.

4 salty messages:

Svetlana March 30, 2009 at 12:52 PM  

That is awesome, we had some Russian food to bring Russia it our home ;-)

SLColman March 30, 2009 at 1:00 PM  

They will grow here but you will have to be sure to remember to water them! LOL :) Actually I have seen some beautiful tall sunflowers around. Oh and remember that you will need to protect them from our crazy WIND!! Plant them next to the house or a wall of some kind if you can and stake them up too if possible!
- Stephanie @ http://fromhuskiestohusbands.today.com

OldWestMom March 30, 2009 at 2:31 PM  

That sounds like fun! However, I've lived on that side of the US (hence the name). We never had much luck with sunflowers, but I'm not exactly a green thumb. If I can't plant it and forget it, it's hopeless. When we were living in the Midwest, sunflowers pretty much grew on their own.

Hubby is the green thumb. We (or I should say he) had great luck with pumpkins out that way.


Annie April 1, 2009 at 3:28 AM  

Oh, you're reminding me of something ELSE I appreciate about the midwest - the way things here GROW! When we went back to visit Colorado a few years ago, I was so amazed at the comparison - how brown and sparse the vegetation. But it is beautiful in its way!

Visit some hot springs! That's a great thing about Wyoming!

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