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sunflowers for neubau

On the 15th of April, as part of International Guerrilla Gardening Event, 32 people set thousands of sunflower seedlings in all kinds of public green spaces in the 7th district of Vienna. This adventure took more than 16 hours. The governing head of the 7th district, Thomas Blimlinger, instructed the municipal authorities and street maintenance team responsible for the green areas in Vienna not to remove any of the newly planted flowers. The artist Thomas Rucker who initiated the project says, “Sunflowers always turn towards the light. This is why they are the perfect anti-atomic energy symbol!” Each little flower is marked with a sign saying: “Please water me!” Some inhabitants of the 7th district took on the responsibility of watering the flowers. Since July, one can find five different kinds of beautiful sunflowers all over Neubau. It is hard to say how many people are involved in this community service project since most of the supporters water and plant during night time so they remain unknown.

seedlings

photo thomas rucker

planting a seedling

photo thomas rucker

planting seedlings

photo thomas rucker

watering

photo thomas rucker

planting seedlings

photo thomas rucker

stalking sunflowers

photo elfriede hajek

planting sunflowers

photo thomas rucker

sign saying: please water me

photo elfriede hajek

little sunflowers are being marked

photo thomas rucker

small plants with signs

photo elfriede hajek

watering small sunflowers

photo thomas rucker

watering

photo thomas rucker

watering

photo thomas rucker

the sunflowers are growing well

photo elfriede hajek

sunflowers are being stalked

photo thomas rucker

a resident is looking forward to the growth

photo elfriede hajek

the first plants in bloom

photo elfriede hajek

a little sunflower with a doggy

photo thomas rucker

a read with a sunflower

photo thomas rucker

a ladybug on a leaf

photo elfriede hajek

three wild bees in the city

photo thomas rucker

a bumblebee on a flower

photo elfriede hajek

two bumblebees on a flower

photo elfriede hajek

efriede hajek is pleased with the flower

photo thomas rucker

a resident is watering a sunflower

photo thomas rucker

a resident is pleased with the flower

photo thomas rucker

thomas rucker is pleased with the bloom

photo elfriede hajek

a group of guerillas are sitting there in the beet, where they have planted seedlings three months before.

photo dariush hongaie

thomas rucker is pleased with the bumblebee on the flower

photo elfriede hajek