This summer has been a stellar year for sunflowers. These grow year 'round here and all were volunteers! Lucky me. You can see how big the heads get, that is John's shoe and he wears size 13. Huge. I save them, the sunflower heads, not John's shoes, for the kids at school. We remove the seeds, eat some, do multiplication with some and send a lot home.
They are perfect for attracting pollinators to the garden.
I couldn't resist taking this straggly one's photo.
Another shot of how big these get. I think this one was about 9' before I cut it down.