The Sunflowers at the farm grow very tall, but very slowly, only blooming in the last week of August into September. A few are over twelve feet tall and will require the axe to cut down and a spade to dig the roots. Such an artistic and mood enhancing flower-no wonder the classical painters like Van Gogh and Monet prized them.
“I don't think there's anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that's because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that's such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.”
― Helen Mirren