In My Garden The Sunflower VolunteerIn the video below I share just how beautiful this sunflower really is. The plant stands over 12 feet tall with branches filled with new sunflowers. I hope you will consider following me on YouTube @brenhaas.
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What could be better than a plant that takes care of itself and brings happiness? NOTHING – That is why I’m excited to share a few of my favorite sunflower volunteers that are popping up in my garden this year. These sunflowers that have been added to my garden by the visiting birds are just another reason why we need to grow more seeds just for the birds to enjoy.
I love this mammoth sunflower growing in between pavement and rocks – another gift from my bird friends perhaps.
In my vegetable garden each year I grow many rows of different sunflowers. In the photo above is the sunflower that came up volunteer in 2018. I cut many of them for boutiques but many I leave behind for the birds to enjoy. The volunteers are almost a thank you card from wildlife. I hope this post encourages you to grow more sunflowers so the birds will happily plant a few surprises for you!
I love the different varieties of volunteer sunflowers that were arriving back in the raised bed garden that I saved seeds to plant next year. The seeds germinated and have been a little different each year. I am not sure why but it has been a fun experience.
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I would love to hear from you so please share below what happy volunteers (sunflowers) you’ve had in your garden. Maybe you have other unexpected plants that show up making you happy – be sure comment. I can’t wait to see what will appear next year in my garden so be sure to subscribe to my mailing list to find out more.