I ordered a packet of Giant Sunflower seeds from Burpee. They have not grown to be tall giants (probably due to a combination of me not feeding/fertilizing them and the intensely hot drought we had at the start of the summer) but a few of the heads have gotten pretty large.
Here's a new flower forming.
Starting to open....... I love the layers and layers of leaves and petals.
Next year I am going to fertilize the bejeebus out of these things and see what happens!
That is pretty big, right? Not too shabby ;-)