Hello Dear Readers!
Today is the First Friday of the Month and it is time for Floral Friday!
The fabulous Floral Friday where I, Lidy, Mary and Pam
join together to present some beautiful floral inspiration for you to enjoy and hopefully
would encourage you to re-create for your own home and pleasure.
Today, it is all about The Happy Sunflower!
According to the Oxford Dictionary
The Sunflower is:
“a tall North American plant of the daisy family, with very large golden-rayed flowers. Sunflowers are
cultivated for their edible seeds, which are an important source of oil for cooking and margarine.”
Now being around my son and hubby for many years at the ballfields,
the sunflower played a great role in their sports activities . . . eating sunflower seeds!
I remember seeing the floor of the dugout covered with sunflower seed shells,
and at the soccer fields too!
My house is still in disarray from the move and I my MacKenzie-Childs tea kettle was on the stove
and I thought that the black and creamy white check would look wonderful
with the bright and beautiful golden yellow of the sunflower petals.
To give the arrangement more interest, color and texture,
I added some roses and double blooming kalanchoe.
In the Berry Patch house there is a very large sunroom . . . approximately 12′ x 30′ in size.
I set up one the spaces between the french doors to showcase the sunflower arrangement,
using my tea cart that was previously on my upper back porch.
I had a pair of frameless canvas prints in the former bath across from my hubby’s office.
They seemed to fit very nicely in the Berry Pathcy sunroom
and also works very well as a backdrop for the sunflower arrangement.
Since our theme today is Sunflowers, I want to be certain that the sunflowers were
the star of the show in the arrangement. So I gathered the sunflowers and arranged them first
in the teapot making certain they were strategically placed. I then filled the tea kettle
with the yellow and coral roses
and added the double bloom kalanchoe as a filler,
along with some greenery for added texture.
I gathered some accessories that I could easily access
from the many packed moving boxes throughout the house
and began creating a casual vignette for the sunflower arrangement.
According to Organic Facts, did you know that:
Sunflower seeds are a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients.
Sunflower seeds are rich in magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc, and iron.
The seeds improve digestion, brain power, and the functioning of the cardiovascular system.
I think I need to be eating more sunflower seeds!
Did you also know (according to Organic Facts)
that Sunflowers are known to be the most versatile vegetable oil,
as you can cook nearly any recipe with this oil.
Renowned cooks all over the world prefer this oil for its impressive frying ability,
light taste, and associated health benefits.
The benefits of sunflower oil include:
Sunflower oil has more vitamin E than any other vegetable oil available in the market.
It is a mixture of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
that may prevent many diseases like heart problems, obesity, and indigestion
as it has low saturated fat levels.
Sunflower oil can be used in extremely high cooking temperatures
and keep the food fresh and healthy for a much longer time.
So, not only is the sunflower very beautiful, it’s health benefits are also a beautiful thing!
Hope you enjoyed this sunflower arrangement that have I created with my mom looking on.
Now it is time for you to see more beautiful and creative Sunflower inspiration
from these lovely and talented ladies! The links to their posts are below their image.
Aren’t these sneak peek images beautiful?
I wish you all a most wonderful and beautiful day and weekend!
Thank you for visiting Floral Friday!
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