I am sad to see the end of summer, but I love Autumn, leaves, pumpkins, apples and the smell of cinnamon, so I am ready to watch the seasons change. The sunflowers in the garden have gotten taller that I dreamed possible. I purchased the “shorter” varieties and expected my tallest plants to be less than 10 feet tall. Imagine my surprise this year when those sunflowers just took off. They grew and grew. I took a measuring tape outside to measure them because they are eye level with my 2nd story bedroom window, just touching the rain gutters on my roof. They are almost 16’ tall. I love waking up to sunflowers peaking in my windows. I grew them from seed and started them indoors, so I tucked them in every little corner of the garden.
Sunflowers have really sturdy stalks because they get so tall, but this year we noticed that several of them were “leaning”. My husband, always the handyman, bought some 6 foot tall stakes and we zip tied the stalks to the wooden support, but the flowers kept on growing. He next bought some 8 foot tall stakes and attached them to the shorter 6’ stakes. Our sunflowers have been tall and strong. Last Friday night Western Washington, had a surprise storm with torrential rain, lightning and wind. I thought that when I woke up Saturday morning the sunflowers would be bent and broken. Imagine my delight when I saw them peeking in my bedroom window Saturday morning. I ran outside to take a look and all the sunflowers were standing strong and tall and blooming like crazy.
Sometimes we are like sunflowers, growing tall and strong, but needing a little support to get us through a storm. That’s where a life coach can help someone who is doing great and blooming beautifully, but needs a little extra support during periods of huge growth or a sudden storm. I help women who’s children have left home figure out what they want in their future, if you’re going through a sudden storm, or just need a little support to lean on, I can help you. Send me a message or give me a call and we will schedule a meeting. I would love to help.
I am Jennifer with JennieB Coaching and I help food, flowers and people grow.