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.

Comments

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.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

AOA7 drawing: Fort Orange General Store, The Cheese Traveler, Saratoga Sweets Candy Co.

The last prize of the week includes: + A $25 gift certificate to the Fort Orange General Store in Albany. + A $15 gift certificate... (more)

A good spot to get General Tso's Chicken?

Sean emails: General Tso's Chicken is a huuuuuge guilty pleasure of mine. It was a staple of my college diet. Trouble is, since moving out... (more)

The recent evolution of Troy, as charted by the New York Times

Like some sort of multi-year tidal cycle on the Hudson River, the attention of the New York Times briefly shifts upriver to focus on the... (more)

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show: Giulia Rozzi

The Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series at Proctors is bringing Giuli Rozzi to town on Saturday for a standup show. Rozzi has appeared... (more)

Morning Blend

Troy City Council President Rodney Wiltshire officially announced his bid for Mayor on Wednesday. At his announcement, Wilshire promised to create jobs, capitalize on he... (more)

Recent Comments

Tulips from Spring, the swimming holes from Summer, the foliage from Fall, and a first snow from Winter!

Thank you

...has 12 comments, most recently from Burnt My Fingers

A good spot to get General Tso's Chicken?

...has 25 comments, most recently from Burnt My Fingers

AOA7 drawing: Fort Orange General Store, The Cheese Traveler, Saratoga Sweets Candy Co.

...has 14 comments, most recently from Adam

AOA7 drawing: Nine Pin Cider + Albany Distilling

...has 121 comments, most recently from Megan m

West Wind Acres

...has 5 comments, most recently from jellen