I love sunflowers. I love to eat them. I love to look at them. I love to feed them to the birds. Honeybees make a very bright yellow wax from sunflower nectar. I love sunflower wax! Sunflowers just seem to be so hopeful. I know that sounds dumb but they grow so tall and so fast. They produce a huge head and a ton of seeds. It’s pretty bold to go for broke but that’s exactly what sunflowers seem to do. It just feels like nature’s optimism to me. Our sunflowers have really started to take off making for the perfect end to the summer garden.
The bumblebees seem to like them too. We’ve seen half a dozen or more on individual flowers lately. If we had room, I’d plant an entire field of the stuff!