Whackity Smackity Doo!

I did another guest post over at TNS last night, so go there if you haven’t been yet. For the sake of some content over here, and because Zoomie asked nicely (and gave me my first and only blog award a while ago) I’m putting up a shot of the sunflower labyrinth that I did at a sculpture park in upstate NY this summer. It’s 82 feet in diameter, so if you draw a square around it that’s just a little outside the circle, the square would enclose a quarter acre. This shot was taken in late August, when most of the flowers were between 6 and 7 feet high. There were morning glories, too, climbing the sunflowers, but I planted them a little late in order to give the sunflowers a head start, so the vines didn’t get quite as big as I had hoped.

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  1. Zoomie
    October 17

    Can you hear Etta James? This is a cool project! How much did it cost you to rent the helicopter from which you photographed it? No wonder you were exhausted by the time you finished that work!

  2. cook eat FRET
    October 17

    truly beautiful

  3. Maryann
    October 18

    Neat! 🙂

  4. peter
    October 18

    Zoomie: It was a crane, not a helicopter. They have one there for installing big sculptures.

    Claudia: Thanks.

    Maryann: Thanks again. It was hard work, but rewarding to make.

  5. cookiecrumb
    October 18

    That truly is the awesomest thing.

    (ohgod, I gotta type a russian captcha)


  6. Heather
    October 19

    That is quite purdy. My veggies did something similar (though unplanned and unkempt), with scarlet runner vining up the corn and the sunflowers that volunteered (after being planted by jays) were a fine substrate for yellow pear tomato vines.

  7. peter
    October 20

    CC: Thanks. I had fun.

    Heather: I’m going to do that next year- use sunflowers as architecture for beans, since the deer destroy all the sunflowers outside the garden. There’s not enough room for corn.

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