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Five-year-old grows giant sunflower, wins award

by webdev

October 21, 2010

A five-year-old boy from Crowthorne, England won a gardening competition after he grew a sunflower nearly twice his height.

Cameron Love grew his giant sunflower in his home backyard shortly after he entered the competition over the summer. His nearly three meter high sunflower was the tallest out of more than 50 other entries.

The competition was held in Crowthorne, England, by the Wokingham Without Parish Council, a community group which encourages recycling.

As a reward for his green-thumbed effort, Cameron was given a gardening kit that included daffodil bulbs. The little boy reportedly planted his bulbs straight away.

Sunflowers are an ideal plant to help teach children about gardening, according to Gomestic.com. The flowers are low-maintenance and are rewarding for children seeking marks of their success. Children may also enjoy harvesting the seeds from the plant, thereby nurturing an appreciation for nature.

Sunflower meanings vary by culture, according to SunflowerGarden.net. In China they symbolize long life and in Greek mythology the flowers represent love.

Sunflower bouquets gifts often invoke, joy, warmth, health and happiness, according to the news source.

 

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