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RE: Gardening - 9
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Whilst seraching the web for pictures of the two I found in a book, I came across this... Canadian Laurel, looks just like your photo, but I can't find anymore information on it. It could be that it has been misnamed but it's leaves do appear to be Laurel (Bay) http://www.growsonyou.com/gardening/slid...158375?o=latest
I know I go on a bit about sunflowers but consider this... You take a Sunflower seed, which looks like some tiny stripey chip of flint from the stone age, and push it down about 4" into some soil. Wait 10 weeks and you have a 6ft tall plant with a 1" diameter stalk topped with a dinner plate size flower that will feed a colony of bees for a fortnight. Then it produces a bunch of new seeds to start the whole thing over again next year and, or, to feed the birds, whichever.
Don't you think it is amazing how much material comes from this single seed? I certainly do. This to me is a perfect example of the miracle of nature. I can stand in dirt in the sunshine and I don't grow at all, I know, I've tried it. The Sunflower grows, it gives and then it dies, retuning everything it has taken out back to the soil, with a little sunshine thrown in as interest. If only people were the same. VM
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