The sunflowers are really beginning to bloom. Soon their happy yellow flowers will be all over the garden. They make me smile. The hummingbirds and butterflies like them now, but later other birds will be looking for those yummy sunflower seeds. The goldfinches are already hanging around the garden. Looking like escaped canaries, their bright black and gold feathers, and dipsy doodle flying add a lot to the garden.
The sunflowers will bloom till frost, and after that become food for the birds. Being messy eaters, the birds will plant the seed for next year with the seed they drop to the ground. It means I don't have to plant them. I just have to decide which ones get to stay in the spring.