Head a little farther west and you’ll find Aunt Sue’s Barn in Ponder, where attendees can pick their own bouquets. According to “Aunt Sue,” as the season progresses, thousands of flowers will be blooming, with up to 50 different types and stems to choose from. Due to the tumultuous Texas weather, owner Sue Newhouse says the start date has been pushed back to April 1, at the latest, though she hopes to begin the week before. Check the website for updates. Visitors will be welcome Wednesdays through Saturdays until May 29. So if you’re a planner, you could even score a Mother’s Day gift by visiting closer to the occasion.
Tickets are available online, and Newhouse plans to charge $25 for the first week or two of April, when attendees can pick up to 25 stems for their bouquets. After that, the price will rise to $50 for the rest of the season, when more flowers will be in bloom, giving guests the chance to pick up to 50 stems. Masks are required in the greenhouse. Aunt Sue’s Barn also offers monthly flower subscriptions, flowers by the bunch, tea in the garden, garden tours, a special Mother’s Day event and more.
April 1-May 29, Wednesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 13700 N. County Line Road, Ponder. $25-$50. auntsuesbarn.com.