Last year Morgan and I planted several sunflower seeds. We had a few flowers, none as big as we had hoped for. We decided not to pull them or cut them until after winter. That it would be a nice treat for the birds. This year we were so excited to see so many pretty little sunflowers spring up! This one is the tallest by far. Darn those east winds blew it right down! We considered cutting it for Missy's room. In the end we decided that leaving them for the birds would be much nicer! Maybe next year we will have another sweet little gift!