Project Sunflower

Mollie Nye centennial a great success

September 22, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Miss Mollie Nye herself couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant celebration of the 100th birthday of the house her family built on Lynn Valley Road in 1913. House staff and volunteers from the Lynn Valley Services Society, which operates…

Harvest sunflower seeds in days to come

September 17, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s been fantastic travelling around Lynn Valley and seeing more and more sunflower patches out in full bloom. Perhaps they are showing up more now, thanks to the backdrop of our recent grey weather! Some of our own flowers are…

Project Sunflower to honour best blooms

August 16, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The stems are staggering, the leaves are lion-sized, and the blooms are bursting open. Congratulations to all you Project Sunflower growers who managed to nurse your seedlings through to flowering! We’ve seen the results as we’ve been cruising the neighbourhood…

At mid-summer mark, sunflowers overtake editor

July 25, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s official, my sunflowers are now taller than I am (which, I have to admit, isn’t saying much). Still, I’m very proud of them, especially since much of the rest of my garden is suffering. My Shasta daisies are once…

Project Sunflower foot-lings can use boron boost

June 24, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

From the garden of Lynn O’Malley: Well, I’m very glad I planted my Project Sunflower seeds out in mid-May, because ever since then – between Lynn Valley Days and end-of-term festivities and grad and visitors – there has certainly been…

#2: Oh, hail! Here comes the rain

May 14, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

From the garden of Lynn O’Malley… This was going to be a celebratory post about the fact that my sunflower seeds poked their heads above the soil last Saturday, a scant week after I detailed their planting in this post….

Project Sunflower Diary #1: Lynn O’Malley sows her seeds

May 5, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

From the garden of Lynn O’Malley, voice of the valley: For the past two months, the LynnValleyLife team has been planning and promoting its scheme to blanket Lynn Valley in summertime sunflowers. We’ve talked sunflowers, mailed sunflowers, photo’d sunflowers and…

Project Sunflower set to launch!

April 13, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

This is the week that many of our LynnValleyLife Network members are receiving their Project Sunflower seed packets in the mail or on their doorstep (let’s hope those late-season snow flurries won’t be visiting the Upper Lynn area any more!)…

Leave space in the garden for Project Sunflower

March 4, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Last fall, those of us at LynnValleyLife HQ had a great time reading the nominations for our first-annual Good Neighbour Award, which wrapped up at the end of December. In fact, we had such a good time, we realized we’d…