I love sunflowers. I love their reminder to me to always keep my face to the Son!! I love their colors, the shape, the fact that they give me seeds to either replant or feed to the birds or eat. I don't think you can ever have too many sunflowers. This is a lone sentinel. I have 2 posts up to have a garden gate at some point. I guess a garden fence has to be put up first. :) I planted a seed by both posts, but only one grew. I love how you can see the corner of the house and also the barn.
This is my tallest one. It was looking down at me today. :) Michael said it is at least 10 feet tall.
This one is almost spent. Pretty soon, the birds will be pulling seeds out of it. You get a lot of seeds from a head this big.
This little guy is about 2.5 feet off the ground. It is growing down among the stalks of the tallest sunflowers in my garden.
This is not a sunflower. Several years ago, someone dug me up a clump of their hostas and brought it to me. I was not sure where I was going to plant it, so this big clump sat out on my front porch until it died (or at least I thought it had). It sat there almost a year. Michael asked me what he should do with the big clump of dirt. The dogs had dug a hole on the side of the house to get cool in the soil. I told him to just fill in that hole and he did. Winter came and passed. The next spring, the hosta grew. This is its third year I believe and this is the first time I have seen it have flowers. :) Tough little plant!!