Thank you for your comments. This was taken on my balcony with the early morning sun and lake in the background. The vertical lines are the railing. Ricky, I adjusted the crop in LR and it is better with the full left bar and a little space. And if I were to take this again, I'd position the sunflowers so they weren't overlapping the right bar.
I appreciate the background structure agains the flowers. It's not too much to take away from the main shapes. I'm probably being too predictable in this comment, but I wish the camera was a tad to the right so the petals of the rightmost flower do not cross into the right bar - and I would have preferred to see the entire left bar if possible (or none of it). I really like the hint of color on the flowers - and the fact they are separated in such a way that we can identify them.