A field of sunflowers?

sunflower blooms closeupKristen emails:

Do you know of any fields of in-bloom sunflowers in the area? I got the idea last year to photograph my daughter in a field of sunflowers when I passed by an awesome one on Rt. 9H by Kinderhook, but I never made it down there before they died off.

We gotta admit we're posting Kristen's question because we really like sunflowers and the thought of a whole field of them makes us smile. So we'd kind of like to know, too.

Got the scoop on some sunflowers? Please share.

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Try intersection of 9W and Wemple road in Glenmont.

Not a full field, but the community garden in Westland Hills has a bunch of tall sunflowers blooming right now.

Bonus question, where can I find a field of daffodils? My favorite flower, also great photo opportunity.

It is a drive, but every summer/fall there is a huge field of sunflowers in bloom just past the Wallkill bridge at the end of Main Street in New Paltz, ny.

@-S You know daffodils bloom in the spring, right? Not sure where you'd find whole fields of them unless they are naturalized. The reason you find fields of sunflowers is that they are an agricultural crop. Daffodils are not.

Too late for the one on rt. 21 in Stuyvesant, heading out of the village of Kinderhook, unfortunately. Ran past a field of big dead ones on Sunday. If going out that way is convenient to you, though, check out the berry farm off rt. 203 toward chatham. I know they were selling cut ones, so you might be able to fake it a bit. :)

Not exactly a "field of daffodils" but on Rt 146 on the way from Guilderland to Altamont there is a "path of daffodils" that runs through a grassy field on the left side of the road and continues on through another field on the right side. They are there every spring.

@chrisck: yes, and I was actually planning to be alive next spring, so that works.
@MH: thanks!

Now that ktvorwald mentions it, I drove past the Berry Farm last weekend and remember seeing a not-small group of them growing there.

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