Sunshine on a Rainy Day

I think these sunflowers stand true to their name:  ‘Tall Yellow’.  They’re definitely tall – I’m 5′ 8″ and in the below picture my arm is at its full extension above my head, putting these stalks at over 8ft skyward!  The flowers, too, are massive – bigger than my hand, though foreshortening makes them seem a tad smaller in the picture and a very nice, bright, sunshine yellow.  Definitely doing what it sez on the tin seed packet.

I only planted three, but they’ve all come up and are a nice late-summer splash of colour in the garden – though only one is flowering so far.  I’m hoping, next year, to plant a row along the fence to break up the orange-red monotony ;)

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