On the Hunt for Joy – Week 19 – Plant sunflowers

This week’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge from Cee Neuner is for pictures of sunflowers. Other plants are also allowed!

Using the search facility on my computer and the keyword ‘yellow’, I found a photo of a sunflower. We haven’t grown any for a long time. This year we are growing wallflowers from seed I collected and hubby planted and tended. He has prepared a strip of garden for them later. (When I looked round the garden in March I thought we had lost our wallflowers!)

A sunflower
Wallflower seedlings

On the Hunt for Joy – Week 17 – Start a (Cutting) Garden

This week’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge from Cee Neuner is about gardening. Our most exciting cutting  is featured in this post, but I’d like to tell the story behind the pictures first. Not every picture tells its own story!

About two years ago my mother received an orchid for Christmas. Once it had finished flowering, a friend cut off the dead part of the stems hoping for more flowers. Instead of new flower buds, a baby plant appeared on each stem. Last autumn (fall) Hubby removed them and we brought them home (on a train journey of over 300 miles). Hubby potted them up in special pots and compost. A few weeks ago I noticed that one of them has a new stem with at least one flower bud. That makes all the effort worthwhile.

On the Hunt for Joy – Week 15 – Change Your Light-bulbs

Cee Neuner’s Challenge this week On the Hunt for Joy is Change your Light-bulbs.

If sunny days improve people’s mood, replacing failed light-bulbs could have a similar effect. The trend for energy saving light bulbs is good, but the light produced is not always bright enough for sewing, knitting or reading. My angled floor-standing lamp helps solve this problem.