MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: MOTHER’S GOT A GREEN THUMB

Thursday, July 31, 2008

MOTHER’S GOT A GREEN THUMB




I could show you photo after photo of the flowers my mother has raised over the years, and tell you story after story of the gardens she and dad used to have, but these sunflower shots best illustrate her “green thumb”.


First, check out the crop she had back in ’95, then a shot from last year, and finally this year’s beauty.


Interestingly enough, she does nothing but plant the seed (seed from the same plant line) and things seem to happen. These two shots of the full plants were in different soils some 20 miles apart. Must just be her thumb!


It just occurred to me, that’s the same thumb she kept pressed against my head all those years, and yes, I grew big too!


Side note: That t-shirt is from the last time I was in Alaska back in '95!

16 comments:

Les Becker said...

Wow! Your mom puts my dad's sunflowers to shame....

BTW.. pop over to Where the Walls are Soft and listen to Ruby sing.

Becky said...

Wow, that's pretty cool -- I'm the opposite of a green thumb with plants (a black thumb?).

Suldog said...

Coming from the city, I rarely saw sunflowers. Whenever I did see one, though, it was the most amazing thing. To see something that big and pretty in the middle of the city was stunning.

Amazing plants.

Sarge Charlie said...

Green thumb is an understatement, it must be a green hand and foot...

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Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

That sucker is huge. Must be seeds from TEXAS... Ha.

Jose said...

Wow! It's like something out of Jack and the Beanstalk. That is huge, I don't think she has a green thumb I think it's the whole hand.

catscratch said...

And to think I can't even keep a cactus alive.

Amazing.

Mushy said...

It's the radiation from Oak Ridge!

*Goddess* said...

I *love* sun flowers and this year I actually have three growing--keep your fingers crossed!! In the past, I would have had a better chance of them growing had I just tossed the seeds into the garbage can.

Sarge Charlie said...

radiation, too funny, it is good to be back, i was getting the shakes yesterday

Shrinky said...

Are you sure there isn't a giant with a golden goose living at the top of this?

Wow, I have never, ever seen anything like it. Every year we plant sunflowers, or at least the children do.. I must show them this, perhaps it'll spur them on to bigger and better things!

pat houseworth said...

Our first attemps at growing the giant Sunflowers are going OK(I think) a couple are just coming out....hope to post those by the middle of August.

Drowsey Monkey said...

WOW! Fantastic garden & photos :) I can't believe the size of the sunflower!

Louise said...

Those are magnificent! I do not have a bumper crops of sunflowers this year (which I used to think happened automatically when planting them). Maybe I need to show them this picture so they can be inspired a little!

Jerry said...

Jack and the beanstalk have nothing on your Mom! Wow!

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Yep, I'm late to get here so the radiation and bean stalk comments have already been made. Pretty cool.