This was my "sunflower forest" in its prime. ALL the sunflowers have now gone to seed and the birds are busy eating them. The ones that are left are all dried out and only 4 remain. I have left them for the birds. While they aren't pretty, they DO serve a function! I only hope my neighbor's gardener doesn't decide to come over and put ROUNDUP on them!!!!!!!! I have planted some seeds among the tall stalks and the seeds are coming up and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn't trespass on our property (Yes, I've now put up "no trespassing" signs)! But, this is how they looked when they were tall and mature.