I have yet another mutant sunflower on my hands. Not only is it tiny, it is also the wrong colour!
This, ladies and gentlemen, is supposed to be a Velvet Queen sunflower:
It is supposed to be a deep red colour, which as you can see, it is decidedly not.
Oh well, as I always say, and mean sincerely, it is a sunflower, and they are always welcome here in our garden. Doesn’t the sight of it make you feel more cheerful?
Anyway, my desire for sunflowers has now grown stronger than my good sense, and I’ve sown a few more seeds to just keep trying my luck in growing sunflowers despite the wet weather. Just looking at the flower – even a lone one – makes all the challenges in trying to grow them to maturity worth it.