I adore this sunflower. A few weeks ago I took a photo of it in full flower. It really was magnificent, by far the largest one in the garden, and happily it was in the front yard. One or two people commented on it, and that just felt really nice.
This planting of the sunflowers was part of a project that never really worked like I had envisaged. It wasn't my idea originally, my friend Stacey (whom I suspect gets her ideas from Dirt Girl World) suggested I plant a ring of sunflowers, leaving a space in the middle for the boys to play in. I did very much like the idea, I thought it would be exciting for the boys, kind of like another little hidey hole world for them. Unfortunately, they didn't see it that way, and didn't actually want to sit in the middle of all the sunflowers. I am not really sure why, I am so sure I would have enjoyed it as a child.
I had to bribe them for the photos below, and even then they would only sit at the edge.
The flowers are all finished now, and you can see that I have snapped them over to make way for the new vegetable beds I want to put in the front yard. I am trying out a new setup this year, hopefully I'll be able to show you some of the progress I've made over the next few days.
Oh, I wanted to say that I had pushed all the sunflowers over bar one. Even thought it's past its prime, I still think it's magnificent.
I can't decide whether I think it looks like a person or an outdoor shower.