Sunflowers are quite the obsession of mine as well...I've loved them as long as I can remember. My mother-in-law loves it...she says it makes me easy to buy for (anything sunflower related!!)
Before we were married, at my husband's first apartment in the city, there was a small backyard, so we were growing some sunflowers. They were about 3 feet tall, but hadn't bloomed yet, when the MORON LANDSCAPERS picked them out because they thought they were weeds. I was devastated.
They're definitely nice to look at in this subzero weather.