Parks & Recreation

Grow Sunflowers

Create a Buzz for Ukraine, Grow Sunflowers. Sponsored by Bee City Brandon, The Green Spot, Lindenberg Seeds, and McKenzie Seeds.



Why Grow Sunflowers?



Sunflowers, Helianthus annuus, have long been a beloved symbol of Ukrainian national identity. The flower, soniashnyk in Ukrainian, has taken on new meaning, emerging as a global symbol of resistance, unity, and hope. The recognition of sunflowers worldwide has become a call on all people to plant these seeds of hope for a peaceful future.


Bees love sunflowers! Sunflowers vary greatly in shape and size, so you can pick a variety that fits your need. When selecting the commercial varieties of the annual sunflower take into consideration our native pollinators. Pollen-less varieties won’t be of much interest to bees as bees need pollen and nectar to live. Grow sunflowers, in full sun, where you can observe the activity and enjoy hours of entertainment.



Post pictures to your Facebook or Instagram (must be public) of sunflowers in your garden, or better yet sunflowers with bees on them, tag them with #SunflowersBDN. At the end of the season all entries will be entered into a draw to win great prizes!

Year of the Garden 2022 Annee du Jardin