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Dave Burkel seeds zinnias each year. This year they're a bit late because of the cold spring. He buys seeds in bulk. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

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It's Dave's zinnias you notice from the highway.

Traffic-stopping spectacular.

This year they're about three weeks late due to a cold spring.

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Still spectacular.

But if you could see the main gardens of Dave and Dinah Burkel that wrap around their home, there would be major congestion and more than a few fender benders on Highway 34.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
(218) 732-3364
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