During the off season - cold months- we put out lots of seeds for the many kinds of birds that call our place home...or at least a good cafeteria for a variety of seeds. It is wonderful to be able to look out the picture window and see all sizes and colors of birds munching and crunching on their food of choice. From time to time the squirrels will join in the feeding frenzy.
Of course, the seeds may wind up in unexpected places and take root later on. The birds never seem to mind being able to eat straight from the stalk. It is more work for them though.
This is one of the sunflowers that came up this summer. Isn't it a beauty! Sunflowers are one of my very favorite flowers so I try to grow some each summer. This year the birds did the planting for me.