Alas, my tomato volunteers disappeared. While I was out of town our friend, the landscape specialist, performed his magic on my flower beds. He brought fresh mulch, trimmed, fed and applied preen to the beds. Of course the small tomato plant in the front bed got covered up (or pulled up). I don't know about the one growing in the gravel drive.....it is just gone. Must have gotten stepped on, anyway it is history. I knew I should have staked it/ha. I'm not complaining because this task was part of the barter system! Can't beat it.
The sunflower was partially eaten by an unknown varmint!!
Clipped off the largest two heads just clean as a whistle. Almost like scissors were used. Mystery! I don't think the plant could have supported a squirrel or coon...maybe a deer? What do you think?
Thankfully the plant survived the pruning and is just beautiful. All of the other heads are blooming.
It's like living, blooming sunshine!! Next year I want rows and rows of them!! Well maybe just a few volunteers!