St. Charles Herald-Guide

Towering sunflowers call Norco garden home

By Heather R. Breaux - September 13, 2006

Adam Duhe loves to watch plants grow and flowers bloom in his grandmother, Brenda Duheís, garden, and recently he decided to try his hand at gardening by planting sunflower seeds.

The six-year-old boy decided that the flower garden in his grandparents front-yard would be the perfect home for what he hoped to become beautiful sunflowers.

Several days after planting the seeds, Adamís grandmother could hear him squealing with excitement over what was now the birth of tiny sunflower sprouts.

Adam thus had his first lesson in horticulture and learned the definition of the word germinate.

The sunflowers continued to grow and tower near the roof of Brendaís house attracting neighbors and passersby to stop and admire the flowers.

So where does Adam get his green thumb? Probably from his grandfather Tommy Duhe, former athletics coach for Destrehan High School.

According to Brenda, Tommy was very active in the landscaping projects on the DHS campus, and it appears that Adam has inhereited his niche for gardening.

Brenda says that Adam has already moved on to growing beets and radishes, and has planted the seeds from peaches his aunt brought home from South Carolina.

The sunflowers drawing attention in Norco are the result of Adam Duheís love to watch plants grow.
Photo by Heather R. Breaux
The sunflowers drawing attention in Norco are the result of Adam Duheís love to watch plants grow.