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telophase ([personal profile] telophase) wrote2014-06-26 05:09 pm




Toby emailed me today, annoyed at the lawn guys because he'd looked out the window on that side of the house and saw "5-foot sunflowers," and the lawn guys--who came by this morning--are supposed to be weeding as well as mowing. And when I got home, we went out to the sunflowers and rather revised that estimate up. And up. And up. YOU'D THINK THEY WOULD HAVE NOTICED.

They knocked some money off the cost of this week's mowing and said they could get them sunflowers next week, but as the HOA has likely already made a note to send us a postcard about it, we figured we need to get it down tonight. I mean, I like sunflowers, but volunteer monster sunflowers visible from the street is a bit iffy even for me. Much smaller sunflowers in the backyard is more my style. (And forests of sunflowers growing in vacant lots is also my style!)

Now, if only we had a chainsaw...
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[personal profile] yhlee 2014-06-26 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Holy $***. There were wild sunflowers in Seoul, but I have never seen one remotely that large.
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[personal profile] lnhammer 2014-06-26 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Those are impressive leaves you have there.

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[personal profile] loligo 2014-06-27 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
Well boo on your HOA, because that monster deserves to SURVIVE!
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[personal profile] bluerabbit 2014-06-27 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
That is a crazy tall sunflower! None of the ones I planted managed to survive, but if you didn't have to cut it down I would suggest planting beans next to them. They will totally climb up that thing and there's no need for poles!

Anyway, that sunflower is just trying to help protect your house from zombies! :P
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[personal profile] hunningham 2014-06-27 06:26 am (UTC)(link)
I'm just there are wild sunflowers; she lives somewhere where sunflowers grow wild and flourish like the wicked. My yard (British yard, not an American one) has some amazing moss, but that's about the limit.
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[personal profile] green_knight 2014-06-27 06:33 am (UTC)(link)
At that size, the sunflower looks deliberate rather than like a weed.

More to the point, how did *you* miss a 10ft sunflower in your yard?
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[personal profile] green_knight 2014-06-27 02:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Fair enough - but oh, wow. It's impressive every time I see the picture.

[identity profile] 2014-06-26 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Can you climb up that thing to steal the goose that lays the golden egg?!?

[identity profile] 2014-06-26 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Another day or two and we'd have been able to, I think!