Time to polish off your gardening skills and show everyone your green thumb.

Sunflowers are cool. They're huge and they grow pretty fast. This would be a GREAT activity to do with the kids.

You can win something as well. Submit a picture of your sunflower to the Nature At The Confluence Facebook page and you could win a "Fall Fun Campfire Gathering With S'Mores" for up to 10 people worth $150.

Here's how you get your free Russian Mammoth and Kong variety sunflower seeds. Head up to Victory Garden at 306 Dickop St in South Beloit. Walk up to the mailbox in front of the garden and grab a packet out of the mailbox. That's it. The packet will include planting instructions and all the information you'll need to get started. Please only take one packet per family or group.

I'm running up there this weekend to grab mine. Can't wait to see everyone's pictures.