Firefly Farm, at 4911 Hunt Road in Hillsborough, is once again offering up some inexpensive beauty.
This small, family-owned farm offers U-pick flowers, and the big news is that sunflowers are ready to be picked, as well as Zinnias, Cosmos, and wildflowers.
You might also be interested in our list of sunflower farms throughout the Triangle.
The hours vary.
They will be open for U-pick flower sessions this week, starting Wednesday, June 30th.
Quick note: There is a new mini-donkey on the farm, and you’ll get to meet him!
But back to the flowers…It’s recommended that you reserve a timed session through the farm’s online store, but you are welcome to come stay awhile both before and after their time picking flowers.
You can pick a basket of flowers for just $15. Typically, a family will pay for one basket and get enough flowers for several arrangements.
Please also check out our big list of U-pick farms in the Triangle. It includes places to pick flowers, berries, and much more. You might also be interested in our list of farmers’ markets in the Triangle, where you can find the freshest produce and flowers, already picked.
$15 for several flower arrangements is a bargain that is hard to beat. And not just that, but you know that the flowers are absolutely the freshest they can be, because you will cut them yourself!
You can choose your favorite flowers, and be creative in how you arrange the flowers.
Want to be prepared before your visit, so that you make the best arrangement from the flowers? Here are some tips on arranging flowers:
- Cut stems at an angle. This helps the flowers soak up water.
- Create a specific mood with the color pallet of your flowers. Yellow flowers add energy, light purple flowers feel calming. How do the flowers make you feel? Go with that!
- Remove any stainable pollen from the the flowers.
- Add a block of floral foam to your vase, and soak it before putting it in the vase.
- Be creative with vases. You can use any kind of vessel, including watering cans, mason jars, wine bottles, a teapot, a tin can, or even rain boots! It all depends on what mood you want to create with the flowers.
Here are more tips for arranging flowers, from ftd.com.
While you’re on the farm, you can visit the chickens, horses and miniature donkeys.
If you just want to visit the farm, but not pick flowers, the cost to visit is $15, but if you pick flowers there’s no admission charge, just the $15 for a basket of flowers.
Follow Firefly Farm on Facebook for updates and their opening hours, as they’re announced.
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