Last year I wanted to try growing sunflowers and chose a giant sunflower variety. I poked a hole in the ground with a screwdriver and dropped a seed in, continuing until I planted the whole package.
I watered the area slowly so water would soak deep into the ground. I watered again a few days later, and then a third time. After that, I left the seeds alone and the plants grew and grew. I was surprised at how many different varieties of bees and butterflies came to the flower heads, and also some hummingbirds.
Groundhogs are hard to get rid of and they rarely move off. You might have to get a humane trap and move them somewhere or plant and then put chicken wire over the top of the ground where it can't be dug up, and then around the garden area, too.
I love sunflowers too! Unfortunately the groundhogs ate mine when I tried to grow them in my yard. I'll have to figure out a better plan for next year!
I love sunflowers, love the colors of your page and enjoyed reading about sunflowers. They are amazing and useful.
sunflowers are a fav of mine as well!!
Yes I love them, they are decorative, and yellow in my mind is a color which inspire optimism, so I like it.
That painting with sun flowers in the vase is so beautiful, it is a Van Gogue.
I love it with they reach giant size. Always brings smile to my face. The seeds don't taste too bad either :)