For grins this year, I planted a handful of mammoth sunflowers in my garden. I have about 5 in one bed which are at least 5 feet tall now. A couple of them are over 6 feet. Then I have a circle of sunflowers actually planted in the ground. As a tribute to the poor, hard soil, they are really, really struggling. But, I have the two which are growing like…well, mammoth sunflowers. (Trivia note: sunflowers are a symbol of the Tour de France!)
Then one day I pull into the driveway to see this!
About 4 inches across, this sunny face was there to greet me.