|Ruby Eclipse sunflower|
Those shoots then formed buds which contained massive spikes encasing the jewel inside.
into a flower
The flowers with the red center are called Ruby Eclipse and formed many flowers on each plant. The yellow flowers were a breed called Giganteus. Only one large flower formed on each stalk.
Much taller than me at 5 feet 6 inches but not so high the bees can't reach them.
And then the petals began to fade and fall
Leaving behind seeds which the birds plucked and ate.
Some of the blooms were left to fade in the garden and sprinkle their seeds
Others appeared in mysterious locations