I’ve always loved this time of year when these flowers are in full bloom. They are planted right beside future Interstate 26 or I-26 in North Asheville. The flower lover that I am, my eyes are all over these flowers whenever we pass by. There is something about flowers that really make me happy. They are definitely delightful!
There used to be a different kind of flower planted in this area before. They were equally as gorgeous as the sunflowers, but I’ve been wanting to see a field of sunflowers so I was so glad when I saw them.
The other side of the highway was filled with these beautiful zinnias. There are only a few of this pink zinnias scattered among the humongous amount of orange and white zinnias. You would actually not notice them until you come close. At first I thought there was only one and then I saw one more, and then more.
See that bridge on the left? On the other side of that were the sunflowers. Can you spot the pink zinnia right in the middle of this photo?
How gorgeous is that? They will be gone soon and I’m enjoying the view as much as I can.
Did you ever wonder about the importance of plants to beautify public places? You would think it is simply just for the beauty. I used to think of it that way, but there is more to it than just giving beauty actually. Here are the importance of plants in beautifying public places according to Lynden B. Miller of EcoLandscaping.org.
Plants have the power to soften and civilize public urban space, even in places once thought to be dangerous.
- These green oases give pleasure to millions who crave a connection with nature in their lives.
This work is done by the North Carolina Department of Transportation Wildflower Program which began in 1985. Anywhere you travel in our state you come across these beautiful scenes which make long road trip not so boring.
How is your area when it comes to beautification?