We're not really feeling it yet here in Florida, but they say hope blooms eternal...it was 73º this morning, so yay, weather!
To celebrate the changing seasons...somewhere else...we're going to be having some fun with sunflowers, lettering, border treatments, splatters and complementary colors at Keeton's this coming Saturday, September 26th, in Bradenton.
Did you know that the sunflower is Russia's national flower and they produce more sunflowers than any other country?
Me either! Oddly enough, sunflowers originally came from the United States.
Do you know the difference between a wild sunflower and a domesticated sunflower (and no, this is not a joke!)?
Wild sunflowers have lots of branches and small flowerheads while the domesticated sunflowers tend to be single-stemed with one large flowerhead.
Of course, that one flowerhead thing is a little misleading as the flowerhead actually consists of up to 2000 individual flowers that are attached to a receptacle base.
And last, but not least, there are over 60 different types of sunflowers and the flowers are grown in the United States, Japan, Russia, and Europe.
I hope you'll come and join us! There's something to be said for pretending it's a pleasant 70º degrees outside with a brilliant cerulean blue skies so bright you almost have to wear shades.
Hope to see you Saturday!
Please don't forget to check out the new Independent Learning Classes over at The Imaginary Realm!