Once again, dumb luck descends upon High Hopes Gardens. Midwest Living magazine is planning on coming out to the farm this Thursday and Friday to shoot for a story on sunflowers. We have been sending small amounts of garden products to sell at the Des Moines Farmer’s Market. The editors were scouting the market for unusual sunflower varieties.
I think the Moulin Rouge caught their eye.
Perhaps along with the Music Box Sunflower.
Or the Teddy Bear sunflower.
Heck, here’s a honeybee on a more standard variety.
So, they contacted us and we just kind of laughed when they asked how big our fields of sunflowers were. Truth is, we have two or three 50-foot rows and quite a few volunteers between the rows of this year’s crops that Linda didn’t have the heart to weed out. It’s some of those volunteers that caught the eyes of the editors. They sent someone out to look at the farm and decided to go ahead with the photo shoot. So, look for updates on Thursday and Friday about a magazine photo shoot.