Peggy's Sunflowers

Yes yes, we are a lavender farm. But did you know that Peggy grows more than just lavender here? This summer we built a hoop house (or high tunnel) and this fall and winter she will be cultivating all sorts of fun new flowers and herbs. Here are some photos of her beautiful sunflower patch. 

Did you know that according to Greek Mythology, a water nymph, Cyltia, was madly in love with the God of Sun, Apollo. She would stare up at the sun always. Apollo did not share her feelings of love.  The other Gods took pity on Cyltia and turned her into a sunflower so that she could always follow the path of the sun. That is why the sunflower has been following the sun ever since.

Happy Tuesday! Hope these fun flowery photos have brightened your day.