Many years ago our grandson wanted to enter the school science fair. His project was to be about how sunflowers grew. He was in third grade and fascinated with plants. We got him packets of several colors of sunflower seeds and he planted them in discarded cylinder sleeves from Caterpillar tractors my father-in-law had used for irrigation pipe. They quickly grew into an amazingly healthy garden along our driveway. Not only were they fun to watch grow, but they invited birds of all kinds to come to a dinner of all sizes of seeds.
Each year they reseeded themselves and grew amongst the rocks and cylinders. Today they are nearly at the end of their season, but we love watching the sparrows, finches and pigeons enjoy the harvest. Thank you David for giving us the joy of sunflowers.
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