You may recall our sunflower adventure from last summer, when my husband spilled some seeds outside and we grew a little impromptu sunflower forest right in the middle of our yard. We really enjoyed the resulting brightness but not so much the highly random placement. This year, we decided to be more pro-active in our sowing and he placed the seeds neatly around the edges of the lawn. It looks a lot more orderly now, which appeals to my need for organization.
Here are some pictures:
In my opinion, these really are the ideal flowers for a yard. They require very little care, do quite well on whatever water they get, and they create a visual impact with just one or two blooms. Plus, they make me happy.