August 30, 2011

Sunflower love...

Sunflowers are one of the few items in our garden that have remained untouched by deer or rabbits.

Chris planted two different varieties.
lemon queen - top pic
giant- bottom pic


Aren't they handsome?
Sunflowers always remind me that Autumn isn't too far off.

While the family was away over the weekend, I decided to construct a new fall wreath for the girl's treehouse door. I made sure to include a few silk sunflower blossoms in the wreath.


Even though the girls start school in a week, we still have plans to use the treehouse as much as possible. I've promised picnic lunches and sleepovers this labor day weekend.

Even the leaves in front of the treehouse fairy door are bringing a hint of Autumn, I guess I'm ready for fall. It was a lovely summer.

XOXO


17 comments:

Courtney said...

Beautiful sunflowers. I love fall, I just hate the season that comes after it!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh, you had such a fabulously crafty weekend! The treehouse wreath is perfect.You have reminded me that I need to get on a new wreath for our front door.

PS I also love sunflowers in late August, they really are a gift of nature. My husband gave me a huge bouquet of sunflowers for our anniversary!

Jboo said...

Beautiful wreath. Love those sunflowers too! Have a great day.

Janet

GardenofDaisies said...

Your giant and lemon queen sunflowers really are beautiful!! Hope the girls enjoy their back to school in a few days.

Katia said...

Non avevo mai pensato ai girasoli come preannuncio dell'autunno imminente, hai reso molto bene l'atmosfera di questo momento di cambio di stagione.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Can WE use the playhouse while the girls are in school? I love seeing the swirling leaves and your new wreath is beautiful! ♥

Cheryl G. said...

I love sunflowers too!
I love that wreath and that little pixie door.

Janet said...

What a great treehouse and the fairy door is just adorable! The sunflower wreath looks very sweet! I'm so ready to bring out my fall decorations!
Blessings,
Janet

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

You should make a mini wreath for your fairy door too :) Sooooo cute!! I adore sunflowers as well

Lee said...

Beautiful wreath! Love the sunflowers-wonder if I could grow those without problem?! LOL
I agree that the fairy door needs a wreath...
Enjoy the long weekend but keep off that foot!
Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

I always forget to plant sunflowers and I always regret it this time of year. Will have to just buy them at the store I guess. Love that little fairy door.

vivian said...

I love fall too.. but I hate what comes after it. Your wreath turned out great. I think i'm going to start getting all my bins of halloween out this weekend. first I have to get rid of all the wedding stuff.
I did start halloween creating last night! woohoo and boo!!
lol
have a great night!
xo
viv

Donna said...

Hi Kim,
I love sun flowers too, but gave up planting them years ago! The blue jays ate the seeds as soon as I planted them. And what few that were left, well, the deer ate once they started growing! Your wreath looks perfect on the treehouse! By the way, what color is the front door? I love it!!!

My Vintage Mending said...

We have done sunflowers for years. They look amazing as cut flowers. I must say my favorite is to watch the birds harvest them. Gorgeous wreath. I think we need some fairies for that door? Enjoy your long weekend...smiles...Renee

La Vie Quotidienne said...

The sunflowers are so pretty! And the treehouse, well...it is marvelous. The new wreath is perfect.I am ready for autumn too. (-:

Jodee said...

Love, love, love your sunflowers! You are going to have soooo much fun sleeping in the treehouse this weekend!

DearHelenHartman said...

The sunflowers are lovely and your photos have me all wistful. Love my visits here!