I posted this picture a few weeks back of my Skyscraper Sunflowers. I wanted to get a picture of them before a storm rolled through. They were enormous this year.
They weathered the storm but are starting to fall over as the heads ripens and get heavier. We decided to cut one down to see just how big the seed heads have actually grown.
They are definitely bigger than a teenager’s head! This is one of the larger seed heads and it is about 16 inches in diameter. The birds have already started to harvest seeds.
I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of birds in the garden this fall snacking on these gigantic sunflower heads. Feeding the birds is one of the side benefits of growing these fun flowers.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!