We feed the birds in the winter and they love pecking at the big sunflower heads.

They actually serve several purposes for us and the birds. They provide some much needed shade in the dead of summer but also act as support for the pole beans too. There seems to be a lot of variety's of sunflowers and these ones are about 5-6' tall, but the ones planted with the tomato's are over 8' tall.

Here you can see they are in front of a patch of pole beans growing up the trellis behind the sunflowers. There is herbs scattered all around the base of this bunch of sunflowers too.

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