These Cream-colored ‘coconut Ice’ Sunflowers Are What Any Garden Needs

Flowers are a thoughtful way of congratulating someone, celebrating, and even apologizing. We enrich our gardens, balconies, and homes with flowers. Sunflowers are loved by everyone since they remind us of warm summer days.

There are certain flowers that bring out the childhood wonder in all of us. One of those flowers for some of us is a sunflower. And there is a sunflower kind, which doesn’t look like the one we know it doesn’t look like the typical yellow flower we all have grown to love which is the “coconut ice” sunflower, and it is an F1 hybrid.

 

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This sunflower can grow 5 feet tall and spreads 20-24 inches, and it’s petals begin as creamy vanilla and end whitish. It has a black center. They are truly unique.

If you want to grow them, the best way is by planting the seeds precisely into the soil after a frost, and after 7- 10 days, the seedlings will appear.

 

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Also, you don’t have to fertilize these sunflowers, but watch out for pests. They only create one bloom, and after the bloom is spent, you can remove the plant, and make sure to remove killed-off plants, in order to avoid disease.

Artist Visually Compares the Sizes of Extinct Species With Their Modern Relatives

Technology has evolved and shaped our workplaces in many ways. Photoshop, for instance, helps us take a glimpse at how we want things to appear. Although flawless photography is perhaps never possible without expensive shooting gear, digital photo can give us the solution to turn imperfect photographs into professional ones so easily. It helps us to explore creative thinking and thoughts. Even though they still remain digital, they’re pretty close to reality.

To illustrate, Roman Uchytel uses technology for this matter. He uses Photoshop to show us a glimpse of things that have passed and thus will never come back. More specifically, he recreates prehistoric extinct species of animals as best as he can using the information that he has now. And it can be said that he’s been doing indeed a good job at it. Furthermore, he even managed to publish a book which you can find here.

Luckily, Earthwonders managed to get in touch with Roman Uchytel and had an interview about one of his many series which will be presented below. Such series involve the comparison of the sizes of extinct species with their modern relatives and places them side by side. It’s truly interesting how some of the species were way bigger than we would’ve thought looking at their modern relatives. So, scroll down and check out the images!

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“We came up with this idea together with Alexandra Antonova (Uchytel), my wife and business partner, for our children to know what the ancestors (or relatives) of the animals they see in the zoo looked like. Besides, I’ve been wondering myself how these animals would fit together. Everyone compares extinct animals to humans, but no one compared them to contemporaries (descendants).” said Uchytel for Earthwonders.

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When being asked if it’s challenging to come up with ideas and with the final results, he said “Of course, it’s a challenge because you do it for yourself and you never know if it will resonate with other people”.

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“It was really unexpected for my pictures to become quite viral, because in today’s world, it’s very difficult to surprise anyone. But I’m glad that a lot of people are interested in extinct animals, because one of the missions of the Prehistoric Fauna project is to starting point for an international dialogue that could help preserve the remains of the megafauna, because many animals can die out again because of humans.”

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“People’s reaction about these images was like a snowball reaction. Because a lot of people didn’t know that modern animals had such unusual ancestors.”

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