How to pick sunflowers

This is how we pick sunflowers

Learn how to pick gladiolus here

**We recommend bringing your own small bucket with water to keep your flowers hydrated on the ride home. The bucket can stay in the car.

 

1. We provide you with picking baskets and snips for your flowers.  Snips are for adult use only please.

1. We provide you with picking baskets and snips for your flowers.  Snips are for adult use only please.

2. When you find a flower you like, break off as many leaves as you want and drop the leaves in the field (we usually leave only two or three leaves closest to the flower head). 

2. When you find a flower you like, break off as many leaves as you want and drop the leaves in the field (we usually leave only two or three leaves closest to the flower head). 

3. Carefully use the snips to cut the stem as long or as short as you prefer (we recommend cutting the stems longer rather than shorter because you can always make them shorter at home but you can't make them longer). 

3. Carefully use the snips to cut the stem as long or as short as you prefer (we recommend cutting the stems longer rather than shorter because you can always make them shorter at home but you can't make them longer). 

4. When you're finished picking, head to our self-serve processing station. If you need assistance, a staff member should be close by. 

4. When you're finished picking, head to our self-serve processing station. If you need assistance, a staff member should be close by. 

5. Use the rubber bands provided on the processing tables and count your stems as you band them together.

5. Use the rubber bands provided on the processing tables and count your stems as you band them together.

6. Proceed to the checkout counter and please remember to return your snips and picking basket. 

 7.  Trim 1/4 inch off of the ends when you get home and place the flowers in clean water.  Change the water every two days or so and keep the flowers away from direct sunlight and heat.

 7.  Trim 1/4 inch off of the ends when you get home and place the flowers in clean water.  Change the water every two days or so and keep the flowers away from direct sunlight and heat.

We'll see you in the flower fields!