This Saturday my friend Tara and I went flower picking at Sunnycrest Farm in Londonderry. I’ve lived in New Hampshire all my life and had no idea that flower picking farms existed until Tara introduced me! After eating a delicious breakfast at Cracker Barrel, we had lots of fun getting creative with our flower bunches and picking stems one by one.
Sunnycrest has a cute little shop beside the parking lot where we received a pair of garden shears before visiting the flower patch. The picking happens on the honor system with the cost being determined at the end per bloom.
I’m typically drawn to delicate light blooms and greenery so it was a fun challenge to work with the hearty bright wildflowers instead. I started with bright pinks and peaches, adding reds and yellows in afterward.
There was an abundance of bees swarming the rows of sunflowers, so we got strategic with our sunflower clipping. Tara went first after we considered the best way to collect our flowers without bothering the bees. We found it easiest to scout out the desired flower, cut it at the base of the stem, and step back (or rather run from the scene) until they flew away and we could collect it unscathed.
I am quite pleased with my finish product! I gifted my bouquet to my mom and it’s been adorning our kitchen table ever since.