This is the first year that I have grown Mexican Sunflowers, but they are easily my new favorite. My original intent was to use these as nutrient accumulator in order to help improve my garden. I believed that the flowers would be an added bonus, but did not fully understand HOW BEAUTIFUL they would be. They are very easy to grow and withstand the blistering heat of south Alabama without flinching.
Once these sunflowers began growing, I realized that I could enjoy them as cut flowers on my kitchen table. This inspired me to gather together a small amount of cut flowers from the garden to experiment. The result, to me, was beautiful. I even tossed in some asparagus leaves for good measure. This has definitely sparked an interest in me to begin growing more flowers and making more arrangements…. hopefully improving along the way.
For now, I hope you enjoy my first attempt at an arrangement from my garden.
If you are interested in growing Mexican Sunflowers, I got these seeds from Johnny’s Selected Seeds.