It turns out that sunflowers are sneaky self-promotional liars!
I walked out the other evening to scope out the garden and my eyes fell upon the solitary sunflower in full and glorious bloom. Still facing East.
Clearly this one didn't get the memo. "Hey, you! Over there! WEST is THAT way!"
It didn't budge. Obstinate! I thought......
So I wondered, what's up with this? I thought sunflowers follow the sun every day.... I know! Let's go google it!.
So it turns out that yes, they DO indeed follow the sun. But that stops when the petals emerge. From then on, they face East!
PS it has a friend out there now to talk to...... I bet they tell each other stories!