Thursday, September 16, 2010


Last Friday we took one of our regular drives down to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.  We wanted to check out what was in bloom in the gardens but we also heard about a secondary project they had going this summer.  Apparently, Longwood owns about 120 acres of farmland around the gardens that they lease out to local farmers to maintain.  This year they decided to use 22 acres of that land to plant a crop of sunflowers.

The sunflower field is outside the boundaries of Longwood Gardens, so there’s no admission to worry about.  If you go west on Longwood Road a mile or two from the gardens it’s just past Schoolhouse Road on the right.  Last Friday we were told the crop was slightly past its peak, so there may not be much time left to see it in full bloom.

If you like sunflowers, the display is spectacular… even if you don’t like sunflowers, it’s still spectacular.  Sunflowers almost as far as the eye can see – an estimated 463,300 based on the number of seeds planted and a normal viability rate of 90%.  The pictures don’t do it justice.

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