My wife Lynette did a great job planning out the backyard.
Here's the vegetable patch. It's small but just for fun. The blue buckets are planted with tomatoes, Beefsteak and Better Boy. I'm not sure what we will plant in the four pots, probably herbs and marigolds.
Here's where we planted sunflowers. Lynette helped me cut back on the pumpkin plants, which grew on their own from a Halloween pumpkin I threw in there last November.
We put a wire screen over the patch to prevent birds and squirrels from eating the sunflower seeds. These are the two pumpkin plants we kept.