Freshly cut flowers, particularly those in season are gorgeous in your home, and they might just enhance your degree of emotional well-being.
According to Texas A&M University, folks who keep cut flowers in their homes are less likely to be stressed out or depressed due to the positive energy flowers bring to the environment. If you’re interested in making a day out of exploring a wellness option that’s lower impact than yoga, there are several places in Virginia and Maryland where you can pick your own.
Field of Flowers
Field of Flowers opens in mid-May. It’s a self-service flower farm in Purcellville where you pick your own flowers. When you get there, there will be three sizes of flower containers for $15, $20, and $40. Clippers are provided. Payment is on an honor system. 37879 Allder School Rd., Purcellville
Hope Flower Farm and Winery
This 25-acre flower farm and winery is ripe for the picking. With plenty of Insta-worthy places to point and shoot, as well as places to bring your picnic, kids, or dogs, you can go home with a bundle of flowers for a $25 entry fee. You can pick from rotating selections of wine and bring home additional happiness for the price of a bottle from Australia, Spain, or Italy. You can subscribe to reserve a weekly bunch of flowers through its community supported agriculture program, too. 40905 Stumptown Rd., Waterford
Seven Oaks Lavender Farm
Love lavender? This year, Seven Oaks said its lavender season will run June 2 to July 16. You don’t need reservations, but you do need to purchase your tickets online. Admission is $7 for adults, and you get to pick 20 lavender stems. It’s $5 for kids ages four and up. They get to pick 20 stems. Additional blooms are 15 cents each. 8769 Old Dumfries Rd., Catlett
Blue Heron Farm
On a two-acre organic farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find seasonal flowers. Committed to growing healthy plants in healthy soil, you can get buckets of stems to bring to your home or event for a fraction of the price of a florist. The farm sells its DIY flowers by the bucket. You order ahead and pick up your flowers at the farm. Each bucket fills five to seven quart-size jars during peony or dahlia season, with costs running $1 to $4 per stem. Or you can get the farmer’s choice for $65 and get the best of what’s in bloom. 1272 Glenthorne Loop, Nellysford
Sonrise Flower Farm
At Sonrise Flower Farm, you can see daylilies in bloom, beginning in June. You can pick the ones you want and they’ll be dug up for you to replant at home. Sonrise offers seasonal cut flowers from April until first frost, but this year is not offering cut-your-own. You can get yourself or another flower-lover a bouquet club subscription. The prices vary from $20 for a mixed spring bouquet to $200 for 10 premium weekly bouquets starting in June. 2691 Back Mountain Rd., Winchester
Gypsy Flower Farm
Looking for something a little different? Gypsy Flower Farm specializes in uncommon and hard-to-find blooms. This research and education farm sells pesticide-free flowers from its 4,000-square-foot plot. The farm specializes in Bells of Ireland, Love-in-a-Mist, Dahlia Café au Lait, and China Aster Valkyrie. It offers a six-month community supported agriculture flower subscription where you pick up your flowers at the Poolesville Hardware Store. 15115 Mount Nebo Rd., Poolesville, Maryland
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