We had this huge volunteer sunflower emerge in our garden in July this year. I was very pleased as I have always wanted to have a gigantic sunflower. To me it felt like a gift from the universe. I hadn’t really planned on documenting it, it just happened!
Then we got more sunflowers from this single sunflower….
And the original one remained but died back. At this point people would stop and stare in amazement, it really is huge. You can see the original one on the left. I didn’t cut it back or take any flowers, they were for the birds and to feast with the eyes.
Then things started get even more beautiful….
August really was glorious for the sunflower, nobody could walk by without stopping.
At this point I know most people would cut them back. And I’m sure my neighbors are wondering. But the truth is I really really want to see what happens. I want to see if all the smaller sunflowers fall off and if the last one remaining is the original one. That seems at this point to be what’s happening. This has come to have a deeper spiritual meaning for me, we’ll see.
Oh, and the reason it hasn’t fallen because of it’s own weight is it’s resting on the tomato cages. Stay tuned for the final episode of the sunflower observation project as events unfold!