We planted sunflowers over 100 days ago. I gave our wonderful neighbors the extra seeds. Theirs are blooming like mad. Ours failed miserably. They just didn't get enough sun. Our peas also failed miserably so I used the stakes for the peas to stake the sunflowers. They are 12 feet tall!
What a lovely practice of patience, watching them grow.
Everyday I leave the house and this song pops into my head now. They are just the happiest flowers on the earth. Notice the bees in the first shot?