Floral Adventures - 405 Magazine

Floral Adventures

Check out these two lovely floral adventures.

Photo provided by Petal Pushers.

Check out these two lovely floral adventures.

You probably have heard about Oklahoma places where you can pick your own berries, pumpkins, vegetables, peaches or other kinds of produce. And many of us love browsing through our local farmers markets for other fresh goodness grown locally.

But did you know you can find the same options for Oklahoma-grown flowers at several flower farms that offer both U-Pick events or delivery? Read on to find out how you can get fresh-cut flowers for your own home or even schedule a photography session against a backdrop of Oklahoma flowers and Oklahoma skies.

For 405Home‘s Summer 2022 issue, we featured Jerí and Matt Irby with Petal Pusher Farms in “A Farm Is Born.” Jerí Irby, a forester, and her husband Matt, a former soil scientist who now works as an attorney, started a side business to grow beautiful flowers and let people come out and cut them. This summer, you can head out to their farm in the Purcell/Washington area for events like a U-Pick Date Night on July 23, floral design classes on Aug. 20 and Sept. 10, and Summer U-Pick events on Aug. 6 and Sept. 3.

You can find flowers like cosmos, rudbeckia, sunflowers, dahlias, zinnia, amaranth flowers and celosia growing at the Petal Pushers Farm this summer, Jerí Irby said. They’ll also pick them for you at certain times as part of the farm’s Flower Share Program.

Check them out at petalpusherfarms.com

Simple Acre Farm & Flowers near Pocasset in Grady County is on year four of selling seasonal flowers from its cut-flower farm through U-Pick events, bouquet deliveries throughout the metro area and pick-up locations, said Kristin Davenport, who runs the farm with help from her pharmacist husband Joel. The couple started in Mustang but expanded when they moved to Pocasset. Initially selling wholesale to florists and groceries, the Davenport’s direct sales business took off during COVID when people would travel for flower-picking adventures, she said.

“I love flowers,” Kristin said. “It’s been fun to expand.”

The 50-acre farm has hoop houses that grow flowers like ranunculus, snap dragons, zinnias and more for the summer. Deliveries are happening now, and scheduled U-Pick hours will start on specific Saturday mornings and Tuesday nights in July. Stay up to date on Simple Acres’ Facebook page or Instagram.

Read more about their farm at simpleacrefarm.com.