Jake came up with an inexpensive plan. Why not chuck some sunflower seeds in there?
And so, last year began our yearly tradition of the Sunderland family's sunflower patch.
Gwen got to partake in the planting this year and threw seeds in without abandon. You can tell some parts where the seeds were methodically put in, and others that are wild as if a little girl threw handfuls in at a time.
It's pretty awesome this year. There's one stalk that's got to be 11 feet but hasn't bloomed yet. And there was also this ginormous one that bloomed earlier. We cut off the head after it began to droop to harvest its seeds and there had to be at least a thousand seeds in it.
It's an inexpensive, fun addition to our landscaping that never fails to bring sunshine and happiness into our lives.