Here are the seedlings, just showing their first leaves in May of this year:
|Note the bunny droppings, great fertilizer!|
But would the sunflowers really grow 10feet (3m) tall, as they do in Eastern Europe? Nope. Life on a windy dune seems to signal to the plants that 3m is way too dangerous. They grew to about 5-6 feet (2m), and I had to stake them with some humongous stakes to keep them from toppling and breaking, as our "ocean breezes" get up to about 50-55mph (around 80kph) during the summer now and then. But the sunflower buds did arrive by June....
|Numero Uno, Ready to Bloom|
Then came more!