Look at it shine!

Helianthus is one of the cheeriest summer flowers. Apart from the odd specimen, there’s hardly any yellow to be seen in the field of sunflowers. “As soon as the first petals open, we harvest the flower.”

The sunflowers have been sown twice this year, because hares guzzled the first crop of seedlings. “That’s nature,” says flower grower Job Pennings with resignation. “It just comes with the territory if you’re working outdoors.” Only a couple of sunflowers remained of the first sowing. They’re now in full bloom – a delight for bumblebees and honeybees!

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