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Sunflowers

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A sunflower in Rutledge

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71 year old Rena Holt and her family have been growing sunflowers at her farm in Rutledge, Georgia for the past 50 years. Her father started growing them on a small plot of his cotton field, but today you'll find 13 acres of bright yellow sunflowers. This field of flowers is now so popular with local residents that each year they host a Sunflower Festival. To see some of her sunflowers, go here.

The song in this segment is, 'Sunflowers' from Wynton Marsalis' album The Marciac Suite.