Sunflower, a member of the Flowers A-Z series is 14.5" x 12" matted/framed to present a fun sunny watercolor painting.

Sunflower, a member of the Flowers A-Z series is 14.5" x 12" matted/framed to present a fun sunny watercolor painting.

125.00

This “sunny” watercolor would be perfect for a kitchen, den, office, or bathroom - anywhere you want to project a light, airy look.

Each sunflower is actually thousands of teeny flowers; each sunflower can contain as many as 1,000 to 2,000 seeds. The iconic yellow petals and fuzzy brown centers are actually individual flowers themselves. As many as 2,000 can make up the classic sunflower bloom. Sunflowers are native to the Americas and were domesticated around 1000 B.C. Even way back when, people saw the value in growing sunflowers, which are still harvested for sunflower seeds (and the oil you can make from them) today. In 2014, 1.7 million acres were planted in the United States, the USDA reports. The majority of those were found in North Dakota. A dried sunflower makes a unique, natural bird feeder. Feathered friends love to snack on sunflower seeds just like you do. There are about 70 species of sunflowers. Their genus name is Helianthus (which comes from the Greek words for "sun" and "flower"). While many varieties look bright and cheery, their shapes can be quite different. The French word for sunflower is "tournesol," which means "turns with the sun." In their bud phase, sunflowers will literally seek out and face the sun. This trait is called heliotropism. The tallest sunflower on record was over 30 feet tall. Coming in at 30-feet, 1-inch, the bloom was grown in Germany by Hans-Peter Schiffer, who has held the record twice before.

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/gardening

 

Add To Cart