Saturday, August 25, 2007
The sunflowers this year were tall and majestic, presiding over the garden with their giant yellow blossoms. They fed birds and squirrels with their seeds, and gave passing motorists and pedestrians something grand to gawk at. But now they are fading, their long, thick stems groaning under the weight of their enormous seed heads. It is time for the sunflowers to submit to the compost pile and help feed next year's garden.