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Spotlight on Sunnies

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Sunflowers are a well-known symbol of happiness and for a good reason! It’s impossible not to smile over their cheerful little faces, lifting spirits with their warmth and boldness. They are bright and striking, yet not overpoweringly so which makes them the perfect gift for a multitude of occasions. Birthdays, get wells, thank you’s, a floral gesture of sunflowers is one that will warm the heart. They come in a variety of sizes and colours that range from buttery yellows to fiery sunset oranges of which look stunning alone or incorporated into a mixed bouquet or arrangement.

It’s not hard to see how sunflowers coined their name with that definitive sun shaped appearance, but they are much more than a pretty face! Here are our favourite things about them:

-Have you ever heard the quote “Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun”? This comes from a term called heliotropism where young sunflower blossoms and buds “track” the sun for optimal sunlight exposure. They face east in the morning and follow the sun throughout the day as the earth moves.

-They have been to space! In 2012, US astronaut Don Pettit took a few sunflower seeds along with him to the International Space Station and regularly blogged about his gardening process and incredibly sweet companionship with them.

-The oil extracted from the seeds is pretty amazing too! It’s rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and D. It’s been used to condition leather and hair, feed animals and assist in the production of bio diesel.

-If you look closely enough at the sequence of seeds, the pattern created almost always follows the sacred geometric Fibonacci sequence.

- Sunflowers are actually made up of 1000-2000 individual flowers. Joined at the base, the petal you see are their own individual ray flower and will not develop into seeds.

- They are a natural soil decontaminator. When grown/planted, sunflowers can eradicate toxins, such as lead, arsenic, and uranium, from contaminated areas. Most notably utilized to assist in clean up of environmental disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima.

-  They are a symbol of faith, loyalty and adoration.

And at Perfect Petals this Friday 31st August, we are putting the spotlight on sunnies and our farming friends.  For every bunch of sunflowers sold, we will be donating 50% directly to Rural Aid.

So please, get behind a great cause and there'll be sunshine and smiles all round.

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