Since last year I've reserved a corner of the garden for a solitary sunflower. I just wanted to see if and how one would grow if given the chance. I know the soil isn't very rich in this particular corner and I don't bother to fertilize it with anything except decaying plant material that I occasionally toss onto it over the course of the growing season. For some reason, last year I never got around to photographing the results of my experiment, but I'm correcting that this year. It's tall, it's magestic and I can't help but smile every time I look at it.