In this article, we'll provide a brief overview of sunflowers in an historical context. We'll explain their origin and describe how they've been used for generations. You'll also learn how the sunflower was discovered by those who traveled from other countries.
Native wildflowers are those that were growing naturally in the landscape before the first settlers arrived from Europe. Ever since that time more and more plants have been introduced from around the world with very mixed results.
One of my favorite topics is the many uses for liquid worm castings, ‘worm tea', in the garden. This unique organic fertilizer is especially effective when used to grow roses, perhaps the most favored flowers on earth and certainly the most discussed.