The garden this year was pretty much a bust in terms of veggies harvested. Stunted carrots and beets notwithstanding, the three peas and three ears of corn along with the one ear of popcorn were meager return on weeding and watering. The three sunflowers that survived delivered one outstanding flower that grows bigger by the day and may even have some seeds for the birds to go wild on. The one we brought inside has proven very hardy and is still going strong, and the one still in bud gives promise of more days and weeks of bright flowering. Next year, I am going to plant a bunch of these all over! They are so tall, they have a majesty of their own. The rest of it needs a little rethinking.