Test Plot #1 at Silverwood Park

Silverwood Park is an urban art and nature gem tucked in a quiet neighborhood at the crux of 694 & 35W.  It’s also the home of the Sunflower Revolution’s Test Plot #1.  At the end of the parking lot and up a wooded hill is the sunny Dyer’s Garden where visitors find Cloud Kiss, a steel and mosaic sculpture by Gita Ghei, and a few raised flower beds.

The central bed has about fifty sunflowers planted in it; some Mammoth Greys, a few tiny Teddy Bear sunflowers and some orange Velvet Queens.  There’s a cage around the delicate seedlings now to prevent the park’s deer from feasting on our project. Last summer was our first season at Silverwood Park and we are pleased to be back again, planting, watering, watching and hoping for another bumper crop of beauty.


Volunteers always welcome


Preparing the soil and planting seeds


Watering the newly planted sunflowers


Returning to Silverwood ten days later with tools and chicken wire


Rolls of chicken wire, lots of sprouts and ready to work


The cage is up!…with a chalk drawing for the crew to help visualize the process.



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