A couple months ago, I dug up the other section of the hell strip, relocated a tansy there, and planted some sunflower seeds. All the plants have dealt surprisingly well with the drought and heat, and the sunflowers are getting ready to open!
I forget the variety, but I really think sunflower buds are gorgeous. They remind me of artichokes which shouldn't be too surprising since they're in the same family. I think they look gorgeous in floral arrangements without petals because they have such an interesting texture and arrangement. Take a look!
Shockingly, I managed to take this picture on the street without props. My neighbor's house across the street was in shade, and this sunflower was in sun!
For more inspiring blooms from other wonderful garden bloggers, check out Tootsie Time's Fertilizer Friday!