Hello readers? In keeping spot-on, topical and relevant, here is an official DIY - do-it-yourself page! I was involved in a huge DIY project that involved two sunflower gardens from scratch, two years in a row. After spending thousands of hours with the sunflowers, I became a bit of an expert on growing them. So, now I am sharing my expertise with my readers!
It is important that you know this is not my first flower garden from seed! In 2013, I grew my first such sunflower garden using a variety of Burpee Sunflower Seeds.
OMG, I can't tell you what a success that was; however, I can show you! See that picture? Those blossoms came from THAT garden. So, come along and learn how easy it can be!
P.S. See my sunflower that made the local evening news as the backdrop for the weather segment.
How do you feel about this particular flower?
You know, they can get to be pretty big! Do You Love Sunflowers?
- Yes, indeed -- I truly love them.
- They are OK.
- I love another flower.
If I Can Do It; YOU Can Do It!!!
At one time, I too couldn't imagine doing all that I have in my backyard gardens. I did know that I had a vision. It started out in the late Summer of 2012. I had been telling my next door neighbor I really wanted to plant a sunflower. I wasn't thinking very big back then, just ONE PLANT.
She told me that, at a local flower and garden shop, she had actually seen one of those plants. I started shopping around to buy a sunflower plant, but it was already August and none were to be found.
I asked the lady at Lowe's where could I find some. She said that August is too late; that it's too hot by that time. So I waited!
I was patient ... in February 2013, I was actually at a local Target store. Something pulled me into their garden department. There I spotted a greenhouse kit and lots of Burpee Sunflower Seeds.
P.S. I was the Official Backyard Gardener Contributor on Squidoo! Did you know that? Well, you probably guessed it since I have been writing about all my backyard gardening projects. But, I bet you didn't know that I also am one of the Blondes that DIY! #blondesthatdiy <---- hashtag!
The Two Essential Ingredients
Burpee 47902 Sunflower Autumn Beauty Mix Seed Packet and Burpee Deluxe Eco-Friendly 25 Cell Seed Starting Greenhouse Kit - Hey, this is what I used to become a success!
I honestly can't believe that I waited until I was in my sixties to try Burpee Seeds! In the five different packets of seeds that I used for my first garden, it seemed that every seed grew a plant! That in and of itself was pretty amazing. No duds, you know?
Well, it surely helped by using this greenhouse seed starting kit!
You get to watch the seedlings emerge right under your nose.
Starting Your Seeds! It is a great idea for your first DIY garden to start with a variety of seeds and a greenhouse kit inside your house.
It was amazing how the little round pellets expanded to fill up the cells when you added a little water! What a great science project this would be too.
Get the step-by-step detailed instructions on how to start your own sunflower seedlings with the Burpee Seed Starting Kit.
The Main Ingredient! - A little bit of magic in a packet.
DIY Garden of Sunflowers - The Rest of the Story
You may have seen some of my blog posts? Get the nitty gritty on this fabulous project that fills in all the missing pieces to make it a do-it-yourself success for YOU.
- Planting a Flower Garden From Scratch
Start with the perfect piece of yard to dig up for your first DIY garden.
- Starting Sunflower Seeds for a Flower Garden
More information about that first time using a greenhouse kit and the different types of seeds used.
- Nurturing Sunflower Seedlings for a Flower Garden
Make sure you start with healthy seedlings before you take them outside.
- Planting Sunflower Seedlings in the Ground
Determine how many rows you will have in your DIY garden and then start planting!
P.S. That Was Just the Start of Something Big!
And, I was also harvesting thousands of seeds from the mature heads. What to do with them all?
Then, I started The Sunflower Project, a goodwill project.
Next, I opened a Zazzle store, Jaguar Julie Flowers to share my beautiful photos.
Another next came when I started my second DIY Garden of Sunflowers!
Last, but surely not the least, I started the blog Blondes that DIY! #blondesthatdiy <---- hashtag! HEY! That is this blog!
History: Excerpt from DIY Garden of Sunflowers that was originally created on Squidoo by JaguarJulie on May 2, 2014. On May 3, 2014 this lens earned the Purple Star Award for quality content. This lens was honored as lens of the day on May 14, 2014.