I totally slacked off on my gardens this year and planted a whole lot of stuff that I left unattended. It looks like we moved out of this house and let everything go this year. My bad. I haven't had the time or the energy to do things differently, and I don't care what my neighbors think.
Anyway, I woke up this morning and looked out the window to find what looks like a black sunflower. It's actually a deep red or a reddish chocolate brown, but when the sun isn't shining through the petals, it looks black. A responsible gardener would have kept track of what she planted, but me, uh, I suck. I wish I could remember what the name of this particular variety is because I want to plant many, many more of them next year. Perhaps someone will read this and fill me in.