Third annual Sunflower Challenge in Washington County | Photo courtesy Shannon Meyer Smith

July 30, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – It’s that time of year when sunflowers are in full glory.

In 2017 issued a challenge to neighbors to show us your sunflower.

Below is a photo submitted by Shannon Meyer Smith and her son’s sunflower which was over 10 feet tall.


Sunflower over 10-feet tall

In 2017 Josh Marx submitted the photo below.

I’m 6’7″ last year’s sunflowers. Hoping for 18 foot flowers this year.

Sunflower courtesy Josh Marx
The Ward family put a little Wallenda into their photo …. and with junior up top he still wasn’t tall enough to reach the head of the sunflower.

Mr. climbed atop a pair of sawhorses and still wasn’t tall enough – looks like a 10 footer. Can anybody do better?








The famous Amy Ajack at 5’2 and her giant heirloom sunflowers.

Ah! Sunflower

William Blake1757 – 1827

Ah! sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun,
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller’s journey is done;

Where the youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves and aspire;
Where my sunflower wishes to go.
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