Last month I posted this sunflower as a "work in progress." Its growth had eclipsed all of the other sunflowers I had growing in my garden. This heroic specimen ultimately reached a majestic 82 1/2" -- just a squeak below 7' tall! My neighbor's patio is on the other side of the fence and she claims that she could almost see this flower getting taller by the minute as she sat on her patio! Beauty!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: