For the third time this month, I found myself standing in the middle of a sunflower field last night. This time it was Scioto Sunflowers near Ashville, Ohio.
They have ten varieties of sunflowers and are conveniently located just a few miles off US Route 23. Your $5 admission gets you a sunflower of your choice. Cut and buy more if you wish!
One of the great surprises here is this old mirror in the middle of the field.
They’re all beautiful and most are perfect but I prefer the flowers that are imperfect.
This one faced the ground. If flowers can have a bad day this one looked like it could use a break or maybe a stiff drink. After the week I’ve had, I could totally relate to this poor flower!
Can you see the airplane coming in for a landing? I get more excited about the sight of a plane than a little kid. It was nice to combine my enthusiasm for planes with my admiration for sunflowers.
They are open this weekend 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and it sounds like they’ll be open on weekends until the blooms have passed. Follow them on Facebook by searching Scioto Sunflowers.
While there, be sure to check out the farm fresh produce, honey and other farm market items.
I took my own pruners and vase but they sell pruners for ten dollars and have vases available for purchase. Find them at 13832 State Route 104, Ashville, Ohio.
A sunflower field is a perfect place to snap photos of your family, to get lost in the beauty and to find yourself in an otherwise chaotic world. If you have the opportunity to visit a locally owned sunflower field like this one, don’t miss the opportunity to take a walk amongst the friendliest flowers in the garden.
Brandi: Loving your sunflower posts. Many thanks for publishing your eulogy. Beautiful. You have my heartfelt condolences. A good Saturday to you, with hopes that you are off on yet another adventure—
Thanks for these kind words. I’m so glad you found her story meaningful and that all those sunflowers have brought you joy.
Today’s adventure actually involves staying home and taking care of some stuff here. Don’t worry! I’m just regrouping before heading out on another adventure!!
You used the phrase “get lost in the beauty” and I started wondering whether anyone is doing Sunflower mazes. Looks like yes, but not anywhere near me. Also, there are a lot more of these sunflower experiences than I realized.
There are more corn mazes in my area than sunflowers but I did see a sunflower maze advertised recently. North of Columbus, maybe?
Sunflowers are a big deal in Ohio right now. I had no idea they were so popular until I really started paying attention this summer.