Happy Volunteers

What could be better then a plant that takes care of itself and brings happiness? NOTHING –  That is why I’m excited to share a few of my favorite sunflowers that are popping up in my garden this year.  These sunflowers that have been added to my garden by the visiting birds is just another reason why we need to grow more sunflower seeds just for the birds to enjoy.

coppertina sunflower
This was the first year I noticed birds hiding out in the coppertina ninebark shrub that has recently taken off with new growth.  So excited to find this pretty variety of sunflower growing in the middle of it.
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A few new sunflowers growing volunteers in my very dry rose garden this summer.
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I love this mammoth sunflower  growing in between pavement and rocks – another gift from my bird friends. 

In my vegetable garden each year I grow many rows of different sunflowers.  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!

3 thoughts on “Happy Volunteers”

  1. This is very pretty – I love it when Volunteer sunflowers sprout in the garden. I had some pretty massive ones this year and it was a pleasant surprise.
    Carole @ GardenUp green

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