- A Kansas farmer planted 1.2 million sunflowers for his spouse as a gift for his or her fiftieth anniversary.
- Together with his son’s assist, Lee Wilson began secretly planting 80 acres of sunflowers in Could.
- Now, the sunflowers are in bloom and drawing guests from all throughout the state.
A Kansas farmer planted 1.2 million sunflowers for his spouse as a present for his or her fiftieth anniversary.
“I put quite a lot of thought into it and she or he at all times preferred sunflowers. And I assumed that is the 12 months to plant sunflowers so I planted her 80 acres of sunflowers,” Lee Wilson instructed Kansas tv station KAKE Information final Friday.
Conserving it a secret from his spouse Renee, Lee enlisted the assistance of his son to plant the sunflowers in Could, per KAKE Information.
The complete discipline quantities to about 1.2 million sunflowers in complete, Lee added.
“It made me really feel very particular. It could not have been a extra excellent anniversary reward than a discipline of sunflowers,” Renee instructed KAKE Information.
The couple met in highschool and have been collectively ever since.
“She could not date till she was 16, and I referred to as her on her sixteenth birthday and that is once we began relationship,” Lee instructed KAKE Information. “Our first date was a curler skating social gathering, an FFA curler skating social gathering in Harper, Kansas.”
The Kansas farmer added that he knew — on their first date — that she can be the one. The marriage anniversary is August 10.
Though the sunflower discipline is drawing guests from throughout the state, the couple has no plans to make this an annual custom.
“Oh it has been enjoyable however I feel one time is sufficient for us. It is someone else’s flip subsequent 12 months,” Lee mentioned.