Black Oil Sunflower

Black Oil Sunflower

Black Oil Sunflower

Speaking of gifts and the help I get from wildlife in my gardening (seems to be a bit of a theme lately), today’s flower is a result of the birds planting it in our hanging basket. This hangs right next to our bird feeders (as you see below) and obviously one seed got away from whatever it was that had wanted to eat it. I always think of sunflowers growing to a height of many feet (this year in particular they seem to be up to 10 or 12 feet high), so this very modest one is much more practical for its location. It was a lovely surprise to see it there, so I had to photograph it, with Steven steadying me as I stood on a stepladder. This gift from the birds to us I now pass on to you in the photo for your Saturdays’ Flower a Day post. You can click or tap the image above to view in large in the gallery directly now, a new development on my posts. View all posts on the Home page.  A Flower a Day #378  

Bird feeder and hanging basket
Bird feeder and hanging basket

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