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Tonganoxie sunflower field expected to be in full bloom next 2 weekends

August 25, 2014


A popular photo backdrop is expected to be in prime form the next two weekends.

Ted and Kris Grinter’s sunflowers should be ready for pictures in the coming days, according to Kris’ blog, which is at

The field can be seen from U.S. Highway 24-40, but to take photos near the fields and with a barn backdrop, visitors from Lawrence should turn left at 243rd Street from U.S. 24-40. It eventually will connect with Stillwell Road.

People coming from Tonganoxie can turn right onto Stillwell Road from U.S. 24-40.

The turn onto 243rd Street is about 7 miles northeast of Lawrence from U.S. 24-40. The turn onto Stillwell Road from U.S. 24-40 is about 5 miles southwest of Tonganoxie.

Visitors flock each summer to view the sunflowers and get photos. The Grinters also will be having a garage sale this Saturday at their residence near the fields on Stillwell Road. Signs will be posted directing visitors to the sale.

For more about the sunflowers, including reminders when visiting the field, check out the Grinter Farms Facebook page at


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