This year I planted flowers in my garden, AGAIN! I feel like I should plant vegetables, but they just don't grow good for me. The tomatoes don't really grow. If some vegetables do grow, then I forget to to pick it and cook it. The weeds take over. If weeds grow among the flowers, that's OK. I have them planted really close, and they still bloom beautifully. This year, I didn't have Ron plow my garden plot. He had mulched the leaves and dumped them on the garden bed, so I shoved the leaves aside and planted the seeds. I left the leaves as mulch between the rows.
The biggest surprise, was the 12 foot tall sunflower! This sunflower grew all by itself from seeds dropped by the previous years flowers. It just popped up in the middle of the bed, so I avoided disturbing it, and look at it's glory. I have planted a giant sunflower seed and I have planted a seed that has multiple blooms. But I have not planted a giant sunflower with multiple blooms. I think maybe I have a new cultivar! The bees and butterflies cross pollinate the flowers, so, if it is a new cultivar, I don't really get the credit. But maybe I could name it!
I plan on saving the seeds from the giant sunflower and some of the others too.