The giant sunflower we were waiting on had only a few days to open itself up before a mean old squirrel thought nothing of climbing its stalk, all the way to the tippy top, which left the heavy flower dangling by whatever that core bit is called.
Look how big the leaves are!
Poor thing hadn't even fully opened. (It has now, in a vase of water in our bathroom!) We have one sunflower left, though not as tall or wide. We'll have to celebrate that one, the fittest.