It's a good thing nature produces beautiful flowers cause I can't keep anything alive. All the flowers I had in pots around the back porch died. My thumb is nowhere near green. But there are some sunflowers near the barn and our crape myrtles are blooming. It's the first year we've seen them bloom. The husband and I were trying to figure out why they didn't bloom last year. Then we remembered.....we turned the cows out in the drive and they ate the trees. That might explain it!