I just love sunflowers. They are big and bold and beautiful. They take charge of a space and brighten it up. Insects and bees love them. The birds eat the seeds after the flowers die. They are the easiest plant to grow (at least for me).
These are so perfect they look fake, don’t they? They’re not. What’s interesting is that I didn’t even plant the seeds. They sprouted from last year’s seeds that must have been left on the ground.
Sunflowers require almost no care whatsoever, which is great with me. If there’s a space you’re trying to fill in the yard, try sunflowers. Remember, though, they grow really tall (mine are about 5-6 feet).