What’s blooming at Old Mission Flowers? So many pretty things, including lots of sunflowers of every size and color and variety – including the tallest sunflower I’ve ever seen, as well as the fluffiest!
Also, lots of gladiolus, a few roses, sweet peas, zinnias and lots more. Owner Ginny Coulter posted on her Facebook page that zinnias actually originated in Mexico, and that the Spaniards found the Aztecs growing them in the 1500s.
“If you want them to last for a long time in your vase, pay attention to what stage they are in,” she notes. “Look for flowers that look fresh, but make sure the stem has stiffened or they will bend and droop.”
Old Mission Flowers is a gorgeous flower garden located at 16550 Center Road, on the corner of Center Road and Ladd Road (entrance on Ladd Road). It is mainly U-Pick; however, Ginny often has bouquets already picked for sale in her little stand at the entrance.
Here’s a photo gallery from when I was there yesterday. I promise that if you stop by there, you just might forget about all the chaos in the world – at least for a few minutes.
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