Saturday, May 9, 2015

Ready, set… GROW!  Dillon Farmers’ Market Sunflower Contest

Gardeners of all ages are invited to enter a sunflower contest sponsored by the Dillon Farmers’ Market.  Growers register for the contest when they pick up their seeds at Wildwood Floral before May 22.  

On September 5, contestants bring their largest flower heads to be measured at the Farmers’ Market, at 10 am.  Prizes of 10 Bee Local Sticky Dollars, good for any purchase at the Dillon Farmers’ Market, will be awarded in three categories:  children to age 11, youth ages 12-17, and adults age 18+.

Mammoth sunflower seeds have been contributed by Botanical Interests.  These sunflowers can grow up to 12 feet tall, with flower heads a foot in diameter.  Last year’s winner was 18 inches in diameter, grown by Edna Montgomery.

Click HERE to see the Sunflower Contest Poster.