You can’t look at the sunflowers and feel sad. Their big bright faces almost seems to smile yourself in a summer day, when they are slowly turning toward the sun. Not only do flowers make people happy, sunflower plants provide food for bees, birds and squirrels and many other small animals that like to eat seeds that appear after the flower petals fell in late summer.
Sunflower seeds are not only tasty for birds and other animals. People also love them. You can find bags of them at the grocery store, or in the shell. Sunflower heads grow in the upper part of the plant, and it looks like that petals only the outer edge. However, if you look close enough, you will see hundreds of tiny flowers all over it. Each of these flowers will open in the seed from the seed, that all the rest of the plant.
Sunflowers are one of the easiest plants to grow. You can try planting some of the seeds to buy at the grocery store if they are still in the shell, they can grow. Keep watering the plant, if the soil is dry or rain, as they need lots of water to start to grow.
There are hundreds of different species or varieties of sunflower. The largest of these Mammoth Russians that grow taller than 10 feet and produce a large round head with a bright yellow petals, which measure more than a foot across. They grow strong thick stems with large heart-shaped leaves.
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