Growing Sunflowers

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On April 5th, ten sunflower seeds were sown in pots, to add some more colour to the garden, which has mostly fruit and veggie plants, and seasoning herbs. As seedlings, they were kept in a mostly shaded area on the balcony, and as soon as they started to become a little lanky, i realised from online research that it was time to set them in the sun outside so they could also benefit from as much rainwater and direct sunlight as possible. This boosted the overall growth of the stems and posture of the plant in a matter of days.

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Preparing to bloom

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Naturally gift-wrapped, the flower is about to be presented.

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The intricate design of a sunflower is a sight to behold. From the transitions of tones and textures, to the precision of petals and timely drops of rain, The Creator’s handiwork is an absolute masterpiece. Lessons in kindness, patience, energy, effort and abundance daily in the garden.

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Happy gardening!

 

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Indra is a Barbados born writer, singer and publishing consultant who started a blog that now reaches 35 destinations. She shares content management tips, refreshment reminders and interviews with creative sisters. The multilingual amateur gardener works from home after pressing pause on a life of travel. As a teen, she almost gave up on life. Now as a woman saved by grace, she lives joyfully with purpose, encouraging the overwhelmed. Follow 'Joy within' blog for firsthand updates on new posts, guest features and tropical vlogs.

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