Rita C. Murray Riley, a nurse at Gloucester’s Golden Living Center, has been working with some of Golden Living’s residents, including George Cohen, on a new walled garden outside the facility with an eye toward beautifying the grounds.
Now, the most impressive flowers have brightened those grounds, and the side of the building, as well.
The sunflowers have grown tall enough to reach the second floor of the building.
Cohen, a resident of the facility, had planted a mix of dwarf and mammoth sunflowers, and says all of them are his favorites. The towering flowers are against the side of the center’s wall as well as along the back of the building.
“They’re happy with just enough sun, and they bloom at night,” says Cohen, who waters the sunflowers once a day.
The sunflowers are visible from Washington Street towering above the fence, and get sun on that side from sunrise to noon.
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