Named sunflowers, these beauties show their backs to the moon in the blue sky
Not only bees and butterflies, but also people visit sunflowers.
First planted by the City of Raleigh’s public utilities department in 2010 along the Neuse River Greenway Trail, a beautiful five-acre batch of sunflowers blooms each year between early- and mid-July. For 2019, they once again called Dorothea Dix Park home.
The sunflowers serve a purpose beyond just acting as a fun summer photo hot-spot—the City harvests the sunflowers to create thousands of gallons of bio diesel, which is then processed into fuel to run tractors, trailers and farm equipment. The flowers are also excellent pollinators—the field serves as a massive pollinator habitat for bees and other species.
With abundant rain earlier this Spring, the hills of Southern California were, a few weeks ago. so green and covered with wild flowers. Will be posting in the coming days a few images of the scenery around a golf course.
It almost appears that these Spring flowers are looking at you!
The green grass is accentuated by purple flowers in Spring
The falling blossoms from this tree decorate the sidewalk ….
As Spring approaches, blossoms from the Bradford Pear trees provide a canopy for the road