My mom's garden is AMAZING. (Well talk about mine later.)
One of the many things that she's growing this year is sunflowers. Thanks to craigslist, I stumbled across a gentleman who was looking to rehome some that were growing wild in his yard (volunteers from his own garden) and came home with many. All of mine died. Mom's are doing quite well.
The first to bloom though, was one that grew up wild in a random pot, from a seed that fell from a bird feeder.
And tall! Bug was so excited when the sunflower finally bloomed that he actually let me take his picture with it. I'm not sure what's up with the affected smile. ;) For reference, Bug stands right at three feet tall these days.