Besides the foster dogs and my online store, I've also been growing sunflowers. This has been the best year so far, for my garden. I suppose plenty of water is helping. This year I decided to grow sunflowers for beauty and shade for the other plants. The native peoples used to grow the 3 sisters, corn, pole beans and squash for shade and other mutual benefits. I have never had much luck with corn so I choose sunflowers. They have done well. The only major set-back was when the puppies got over the fence and attacked. I only lost one and was able to prop up the others and they recovered.