Bouquets of Sweet William were plentiful at the Farmers' Market. I have never grown them but suspect they must be early bloomers. The sunflowers were from the Chicago Farmers' Market, but possibly were grown in Indiana.
Meanwhile in my garden, the big fat rabbits are eating my favorites---bachelor's buttons, liatris, and several others---even marigolds! Aren't rabbits supposed to dislike marigolds? I have put three different repellants down. I wish the owls would come grocery shopping in my yard.
"642 Sweet William" acrylic - 7x5 in http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/diane-campion/642-sweet-william/393915