This year we planted white zinnias and sunflowers around our mail box. An odd combination for sure, but I promised my daughter the biggest and tallest flowers and giant sunflowers fit the bill.
Well this week we got our first sunflower, it is over 8 feet tall with a bloom a foot wide. It is a show piece, and I do get a lot of comments from people when they walk through the neighborhood. They ask why did you plant those around your mailbox when they grow so big, and I say why not?
My daughter is so excited about this beauty
This was the first day it opened
Here is the flower a few days later.
You can see the center starting to fill in.
The poor zinnias really don't have a chance
competing with these huge sunflowers.