The walk from 9-year-old Sydney O’Toole’s East Milton home to her Nana’s house just across the Quincy line was once a drab, asphalt-heavy journey, but thanks to a community-minded idea and a bit of a green thumb, the stroll is now much brighter.
For the second year, Sydney placed sunflowers, grown from seeds, along Adams Street. This year’s 20 pants, which are situated at telephone polls and bus stops, extend from the “Welcome to Quincy” sign down about 200 yards.
“I thought they would look nice around town,” said Sydney, a Milton Girl Scout and Collicot Elementary School fourth grader.
Sydney’s aunt, Trisha O’Neil, said her niece has received a lot of positive feedback about the flowers, including an article in the Quincy Sun.
Sydney has also heard the praise for her “love your neighborhood” project.
“They said it was a nice idea,” Sydney said of neighbors and other members of the community.
O’Neil said the seeds were planted in April and moved to Adams Street two or three weeks ago.