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Golden harvest

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Jade ingots

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Sky golden river

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Fresh new day

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Violet trumpet

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Golden sun flower

 

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a.k.a Morning Glory

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Sunflower

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While the vibrant, strong sunflower is a recognized worldwide for its beauty, it is also an important source of food. Sunflower oil is a valued and healthy vegetable oil and sunflower seeds are enjoyed as a healthy, tasty snack and nutritious ingredient to many foods.

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant native to the Americas that possesses a large inflorescence (flowering head). The sunflower got its name from its huge, fiery blooms, whose shape and image is often used to depict the sun. The sunflower has a rough, hairy stem, broad, coarsely toothed, rough leaves and circular heads of flowers. The heads consist of 1,000-2,000 individual flowers joined together by a receptacle base.

     

  

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Did you know ?  

The Morning Glory family includes Moonflowers that only bloom at night.  

           

          

Morning Glory Plants.  

The fragrant flowers unfurl to greet the morning sun, then close up in the afternoon. Colors include white, red, pink, purple, blue, and bicolor. Give your Morning Glory plant something to climb up. They will entwine themselves around obstacles. They are perfect grown on a fence, lamp-post or trellis.  

The Morning-Glory, in the family Convolvulaceae contains at least 50 genera and more than 1000 species. The Morning glory flowers start to fade a 2 hours before the petals start showing visible curling.   

                       

                     

Caring for Morning Glory 

Give a good support system to the upcoming vine. 

Morning glories are favourites of sun, so do not over water them. 

Morning glories are excellent reseeders. So once you plant them, there is no need to replant them. 

To reduce their reseeding capability remove all the dead vines after they are killed by frost.

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