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Kansas Farmer Plants 80 Acres of Sunflowers as Anniversary Gift to Wife


PRATT, Kan. (KAKE) — A Kansas farmer is giving his wife something special this month to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Lee Wilson secretly planted 80 acres of sunflowers to surprise his wife, Renee.

KAKE TV reports the farmer’s land, about four miles east of Pratt, is now covered with more than 1.2 million sunflowers. The couple’s wedding anniversary isn’t until August 10th, but Wilson unveiled his secret crop early, once the sea of sunflowers started to bloom.

Sunflower season doesn’t last very long. The flowers will only stay picture perfect for about two weeks.