The little sunflower that did!
Of all the sunflower seeds I planted this year (a lot), only a few came up, and most of those were bug-eaten to bits. One tiny sunflower remained, thin and sparse of leaves, with a tiny sunflower head tightly closed. Then last week it was trampled by a woodland creature. After I saw the stem had all but severed, I put it in a cup of water, hoping it would do its thing... It was sending me good thoughts ("I think I can, I think I can") and today, it did! My little sunflower is abloom!