The Lemon sunflowers are still blooming, but between the birds, the bees, the relentless sunny days, and the weight of the flowers themselves, they're starting to wilt and bend a bit. I'm not sure the smallest buds will open, but I'll keep watering them in the evenings. The lemony color of the petals is really an attractive addition to the vegetable garden.
The second variety of sunflower has finally blossomed. This one is a brighter yellow, and is more than 8 feet tall! In these photos it looks very similar to the lemon sunflower. The sun was so bright today, its darker color really washed out. I'll try to remember to shoot some photos later in the afternoon, or even early evening the next time. It's a giant, but only has this one large flower, almost 12 inches in diameter. The bees love both types of sunflowers. You can't take a photo without bees all around them.
Shooting up into the sun isn't the best idea when all you have is an automatic exposure on your camera.