I am sharing with you a few of my favorite close-up flower photographs this week.

Here is one that brightens up my garden summer and into early fall…

It is hard to find a flower that grows so large and that is easy to grow.
I plant mine from seed each spring and then plant a second crop in mid-summer.
Did you know that you can make a bird feeder and shade tomatoes using sunflowers?
Now for the winner of the book, Hellstrip Gardening…
And the randomly picked winner is….

Liza who blogs at “Good to Grow

Thanks to all of you who entered.  I highly recommend getting a copy for yourselves and transforming your garden.