Ted Grinter grows sunflowers. Lots of them.
His 40-acre lot lies between Lawrence and Tonganoxie on Highway 24-40. The plot fits 22,000 seeds per acre, meaning Grinter boasts over 1 million sunflowers.
The best time to see them will be this weekend, he said. After that, he says," They won't be looking too good."
He doesn't make much money off growing the flowers, but there are donation boxes in case a visitor wants to take a souvenir flower with them.
After the prime season is over, Grinter takes the sunflowers down and turns it into bird seed.