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6 thoughts on “Mount Pisgah flower show

  1. Ken Hanke

    Okay, so what are those flowers and why don’t they grow wild in my yard?

  2. zen

    Most probably it’s Ox-eye Sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides, which produces wonderful fields of yellow this time of year or perhaps Jerusalem Artichoke, Helianthus tuberosus, which, of course has no relationship to either Jerusalem or an artichoke.

    Both would grow wonderfully in your rich sun-lit yard!

  3. Ken Hanke

    Both would grow wonderfully in your rich sun-lit yard!

    Anybody wanna dig some up for me?

  4. ashkat

    Beautiful. My niece will be coming through Sunday on her way to a photography internship in Alabama. Can you point me to places like this that will be in bloom then?

  5. zen

    @Ashkat, A great place to go especially if your niece is interested in close-up nature photography would be nearly anywhere along the Blue Ridge Parkway this time of year, and for flowers in bloom, Graveyard Fields, Craggy Gardens or Rattlesnake Lodge (all are short hikes away from the car)

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