Edison Ford Sunflower Project
September 21, 2011
In the spirit of Thomas Edison and his botanic research at his winter retreat in Fort Myers, Florida, Edison Ford horticulturists and volunteer Master Gardener Bob Soter are experimenting with sunflowers in the Edison Ford Organic Heritage Garden.
The project will determine which varieties of sunflowers will grow and thrive in southwest Florida. Five varieties from the Edison era will be tested from the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company.
Once the flowers bloom, visitors will have the opportunity to:
- take a photo in the garden with the flowers
- purchase the seeds and blooms at the Edison Ford Museum Store
- and enroll in a workshop and learn tips and the results of the project
The sunflowers are expected to bloom in November.
To order heritage seeds from the Edison and Ford Winter Estates Garden Shoppe, click here.