I love sunflowers. They are one of my most favorite things. I love how massively tall they can be and all of the colors that they can show off, but there is one thing very special about them that I love. They are called sunflowers for a reason, not only do they look like the sun, but their heads actually follow the sun. Really!!! It always reminds me to look up toward the light and is a wonderful reminder of how easy it can be to find the "sun" in our lives!
This year I allowed a little patch of sunflowers that the birds planted, to come up in the front yard. They are absolutely beautiful and they are a monstrous 16-feet tall. Yeah...they are as tall as a giraffe!!! I feel so small standing under their towering stalks, glorious orange and yellow heads above me. They have become a wonderful part of the garden and they are so beneficial. Bees and birds benefit greatly from them, and my children absolutely adore them. To the kids it's more like a sunflower forest.
Sunflowers are so easy to grow and make a great little family project, you can even cut them and display them in your home. Plant a little patch of them next spring and you will love their bright little faces lighting up your garden.