Photos by Hank Lohmeyer
The striking, six-inch diameter flower displayed by this six-foot-high variety of Teddy Bear Sunflower finds itself right at home in the city’s pocket sunflower park on Meeker Street. The blossoms are a subject of local photographers whenever they appear, and they are among the huge variety of flowering plants just like the ones in the City of Delta’s summer floral gardens that local gardeners can grow at home.
Delta residents' summertime pride and joy is the citywide display of flora exuberance along Main Street, in the city parks and at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center.
The street corner flower pots overflowing with cascades of sweet potato vine; the rank and file of brilliantly blooming hibiscus and zinnia; the carefully groomed carpets of petunia; and the soaring extremes of richly foliated canna draw admiring compliments from residents and visitors for the masterfully groomed displays and exotic eye appeal.