The battle of the veg patch

by Helen Hooker July. 09, 2010 4263 views

In the spring my Mum gave us four sunflower plants to go in our back garden. They??re planted at the back of our vegetable patch and are now thriving, although their stems have grown in all sorts of odd directions to make the best of the sun. The first of the flowers opened yesterday so I thought I??d make the most of the sunshine this evening to take a few photos. There was quite a strong gusty wind so I had a hard time catching the single flower still for long enough but I did manage to capture this one close up. There are lots of buds though so there will be plenty of other sunflower shooting opportunities as the weeks go by. That??s assuming they??re not completely infested by the other Triffids growing in our veg patch that is?.

In front of the sunflowers are our two wigwams of runner beans. They??re growing strongly but sadly though they seem to be a particularly intellectually challenged breed of bean. First of all we had to point them in the right direction to get them to cling to the bamboo poles. They??ve now reached the top where some of them have just kept growing out the top while others have decided to wind themselves around the sunflowers. Trust us to be growing stupid beans!! It??ll be interesting to see who wins this battle?..

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Goldbrandi 6 years, 10 months ago

Great image! :))

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Kecskemétiné Nelli 6 years, 10 months ago

Love sunflowers so much!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Kelly Lamaster 6 years, 10 months ago

I love sunflowers! :) Lovely shot. Challenged though they may be, I'll bet those beans are delicious!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 6 years, 10 months ago

LOL
Keep us informed on who wins the race. ;)

Beautiful shot!!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 6 years, 10 months ago

Have patience with those "stupid beans," teacher. Some day they might just present you with a rose. :)

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Milton Jacob 6 years, 10 months ago

lovely macro and smart crop

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Alison 6 years, 10 months ago

And another fantastic crop.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Tom 6 years, 10 months ago

Cool shot

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ania 6 years, 10 months ago

Excellent capture!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 10 months ago

What vivid color! Beautiful shot....interesting to watch them grow!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Andrea 6 years, 10 months ago

Wow, wonderful!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Huiching 6 years, 10 months ago

Aw... This is beautiful!!! But I also wanna see those beans, too. ^_^

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
David Swatton 6 years, 10 months ago

Great splash of colour - good choice to do a close-up

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
John Wright 6 years, 10 months ago

Sounds like the kind of garden i would love to have.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 10 months ago

Very good capture . I like it. Bravo

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lucinda 6 years, 10 months ago

Great capture. I love sunflowers.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jon Laysell 6 years, 10 months ago

Great image!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 10 months ago

Keep us informed :) lovely macro.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lynda 6 years, 10 months ago

Lovely texture on this shot

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Becky 6 years, 10 months ago

Nice composition!

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