I like to take my cues in garden design from how the garden naturally evolves when possible, and these Sunflowers which have "volunteered" in the back yard underneath the bird feeder are a great example.
They are inspiring a great new look for next year -- I love their height along with the Bishop's Goutweed. Next year I will plant 30 sunflower here very early to ensure they get high enough before the Goutweed gets too large, after which they should be fine to get enough sun, just as these have.
I would have though it too shady under this big spruce tree for them, but one cannot argue with nature.
Stay tuned tomorrow for macro close-ups of my sunflowers.