Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Love Sunflowers

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 422 People

    How A Love For Sunflowers Turned Into A Business Idea

    I've always loved Sunflowers. As a family, we have grown them along the front of our garden border near the road for a few years. Our children plant the seeds and nurture the young plants and then we plant them out as a family in the Spring. Every year our Sunflowers cause...
    sunflowerladies sunflowerladies 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Grew Them Once

    For about a year, back in the early 90s, I lived in a little town outside of Boulder, called Broomfield, Colorado.  My dead-beat boyfriend at the time and I lived in a small apartment / condo, on the third floor, facing the foothills.  It was a beautiful space in a...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F May 8, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Les Champs Des Tournesol (french For "fields Of Sunflowers")

    My love of sunflowers started many years ago; ironically not in my home country where we can find many fields of sunflowers but in France. I remember riding on the TJV (180 mile/hr rapid train; it was relatively new in 1997) and I saw these very yellow fields. I asked a...
    Missalaineyeus Missalaineyeus 46-50, F Apr 3, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 17, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Bought Myself A Bouquet Today!!!

    I love Trader Joes. A truly marvelous little National Chain that offers such wonderful organic and great quality foods and health items. They usually offer a bouquet of sunflowers, in season, for only $3.99.Today I brought five beautiful black centered sunflowers home and they...
    fightn4me fightn4me 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Many Kinds

    I'm not sure why I love sunflowers I just do.I always have .There are many different kinds now but the Grey mammoth will always be my favorite.
    widow2709 widow2709 41-45, F 1 Response May 6, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sunflowers, Van Goghs Or Not

    i love sunflowers they are glorious bright and wonderful, i tried for a few years to grow them and always failed, since then i moved house and tried again i grew different types of sunflowers, i was soooo intrigued by them i have grown them every summer now for the last 3years, i...
    jaeci jaeci 36-40, F Jan 11, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Striking Sunflowers

    i think sunflowers have a way of bringing out the natural beauty in everything around them. they are so gorgeous, and their colors are bold but subtle at the same time. that's the great thing about nature. it's so big and lovely, but not in an in-your-face way; just in a...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 21, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Beautiful Sunflower Pictures

    As both an appreciator of art and sunflowers, it just so happens that sunflowers are a really good subject matter for photography and inspiration to artists for their work.  I have a large collection of my own sunflower photography but also appreciate the work of others...
    dougk dougk 31-35 Jul 2, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Thanks To Van Gogh *kiss*

    never thought of sunflower until i saw Vincent Van Gogh's painting... then again when my little sis loved it and wanted to plant it but the rat ate her only seed :( and there was that beautiful sunflowers background for every Tour de France... and that beautiful, sad song...
    uliftmeup uliftmeup 36-40, F May 12, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Beautiful!

    Gardening is my favorite hobby. I always plant many many various types of sunflowers. They always lift my spirits and brighten my day. I am just sorry that summer is starting to come to an end. I wish I could get sunflowers in the house during the winter.
    Sarabiw4 Sarabiw4 41-45, F Aug 9, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Love Sunflowers

    They are so bright and cheerful, and stand so tall and proud. I can't help but smile and feel happy whenever I look at them. Kind regards, GrizzlyB
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 6, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Flutterby

    MMmmmm Sunflowers and flutterby's... PeaceOut
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 6 Responses May 31, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Favorite

    It took me a while to realize it, but sunflowers are my favorite flower! I knew I always liked them, but I haven't really thought about flowers in a long while. Someone had a vase full of real ones recently and I just couldn't stop looking at them. They're just too pretty :)
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    They Are So Cool!

    Sorry, I deleted my story.  Find me at www.chronimax.com
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 19, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sunflower Girl

    She stood tall next to the sunflower Reaching her hands behind her - high to reach the flower Her head came a bit below the bloom of the sun... She danced and danced and grew tall, full of intelligence and social grace She danced and cheered and began to move away. She danced...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Ultimate Beautifiers

    This past Spring black oil sunflower seeds become part of our horses diet as they have many many nutritional benefits . The most visible one is improvement of coat quality. And the ponies just love them. Needless to say their coats are slick, shiny, healthy and beautiful now. Oh...
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 15 Responses Jul 26, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Golden Sunshine

    A few years ago, I planted on my garden beds over a dozen seeds of sun flowers. Over half of them, after 2 weeks of germination were chewed on from my squirrel. Over the whole summer I protected my plants, believe it or not, with cayenne papper and it worked. As long as I kept...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 9, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    They Make Me Smile

    I've always liked sunflowers.I love seeing them on the side of the road,randomly spurting up from dry ground.They've become one of my favorite flowers. Grow me a field of sunflowers and I'll marry you. :)
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio 18-21, F Sep 9, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    As A Leo..

    I'm ruled by the sun and I love sunflowers too! Not really a reason but it fits ^^
    ninako3 ninako3 16-17, F Aug 30, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    In My Garden

    I have planted them every spring since I can remember. There is just something so simply radiant about them.  I love watching them grow in anticipation of their bloom. Then of course collecting seeds just to experience it all over again next year!
    trippinbillies trippinbillies 22-25, F Mar 9, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sunflowers

    I have always loved sunflowers. When I was little I remember walking though mama's garden and going through the mammoth sunflower part. Just looking up at those great flowers staring down at me... It was almost magical. And now, I have sunflowers growing out here. Mammoth ones. I...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F Oct 21, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My First Love, The Sunflower

    I first fell in love with sunflowers when I was introduced to Vincent VanGogh.His sunflowers exuded such personality; not always perky or perfect but honest and beautiful.Taken from the field or garden and captured in a vasemakes them look even scraggly and oddly out of place...
    fightn4me fightn4me 46-50, F 1 Response May 9, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Multifunctional

    My MIL grows them and it's so cool to watch. I love to take photos of them and watch as they get so tall and so top heavy that they fall over. Almost like the sun is falling...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Among the Most Beautiful ...

    Sunflowers have to be among the most beautiful flowers.  They have such a happy face, loving to be turned upwards towards the bright light, as if they are singing, giving thanks to the divine, life-giving sunshine. ... and the colour, what more uplifting colour could there...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F Aug 16, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    They Just Appeared!

    a notable experience years ago...a bunch of us set up a big Thanksgiving feast on the beach,huge party,lots of food,fun and box wine-not even any fights amongst our crazies...Noni hung a few sunflowers along a fence for decoration...then they sprouted in a row along the fenceline...
    dubkebab dubkebab 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    First Time I Planted a Sunflower Seed...

    The first time I planted a sunflower seed was also the first time I'd planted anything in the ground. Was Artist in Residence to a healing and meditation center in Sedona, ZA after having lived my entire life in Manhattan. To deposit something smaller than my thumbnail into the...
    GreenArtMark GreenArtMark 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 15, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sunflowers have always had a special place in

    my heart. They are so bold and proud standing above me. I am happy and amazed everyday I go out to water them.
    nekedguy nekedguy 46-50, M Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Biggest

    Every year when me and my brother were younger we would have a competition, who could grow the tallest sunflower!!! We would grow abot six each, when they got too tall they had to be tied to bamboo canes to stop them going limp!! I still have some photographs of us stood next to...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 20, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I only say I love you when that is all that is there. I hold thoughts words as powerful and precious. why can't I say " I love you" in a relationship when I love her so much it...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M 2 Responses 49 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just love talking to mature women, i will always and consider, maybe prefer to give pleasure and love to mature and curvy women, i wanna hug you all the mature women out there...
    rinay4545 rinay4545 26-30, M 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love chocolate but not the expensive candy that stuff is beyond gross. I love the cheap candy like tootsie rolls, chocolate syrup for my milk it is so yummy.
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love you more than anything but she is filing for divorce but she came over tonight and hung out and then began to try to have sex w me. Which is epic, but I have been down this...
    0pusone 0pusone 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    especially Sparrow.. I love that bird so much..... so small and cute and lovely and very well- mannered.. Coming to the point.. I had bought two special nests of clay (often used...
    pontybroken pontybroken 26-30 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was 16. Young, naive. Working my first job with a horrible boss who was a complete a**hole. Out of nowhere, that boss is transferred and is replaced with the hottest guy I've...
    Riddermark224 Riddermark224 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ever since I was a kid I've been involved in playing sports whether it be soccer, volleyball, or my favorite, basketball. I was good at them too. With practice I would have been...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He is jealous for me Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory...
    TheOpeningViolinist TheOpeningViolinist 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I see youI live in your mindDeep within your dreamsFor meAn effortless playto reach in the dark corners of a trite and simple mindI love itI am your first thought at break of...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Late at night when all the world is sleeping I'd stay up and think of you And I still can't believe that you came up to me And said, "I love you; I love you too" Gotta love...
    HarleyQuinn251 HarleyQuinn251 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love the smell of coffee anytime of day. Just had craving I'm about to satisfy. But first I need to figure out how to delete the I hate living with my parents experience that I...
    snikers snikers 31-35, M 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    We went on a dirt bike ride on Saturday with my son and a mate and his son and another mates son. We had a great time getting nice and muddy We got to a point on a track where...
    darrenswet darrenswet 36-40, M 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love my gap leather pants. I have 36 pairs in black and 6 pairs in brown. I love they way they fit and how the feel. they put out a great pair of cowhide pants. too bad it was...
    GapLeatherLover79 GapLeatherLover79 31-35, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It is really the purest wish I could ever have as long as iam alive, since the idealism within us could really be a reality when we try the taste of the real love with someone, to...
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i just love it! the ocean give me some answers that i didnt know. i love watching ocean and thinking about life.
    sincos sincos 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The rain is falling....Nothing I love more than hearing the rain hitting my windows as I enjoy every sound it makes. It is like a symphony to my ears and it makes my heart race as...