Video: US farmer plants 1.2 million sunflowers for wife on 50th anniversary

Gifting a bouquet of flowers is a common ways to show love and care for someone. But a man in the US went an extra mile for his wife to mark their 50th wedding anniversary as he surprised her with 1.2 million sunflowers planted in a massive field, according to media reports.
Lee Wilson and his wife, Renee Wilson, from Kansas, US, will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on August 10. With the occasion so special, Lee thought of presenting his partner with something grand and came up with the idea of planting sunflowers. He took the help of his son and secretly sowed the sunflower seeds on 80 acres of land in the month of May. He made sure that Renee doesn’t find out about his plan, according to BBC.

Lee said he came up with the gift as his wife always liked sunflowers, which is also the official state flower of Kansas.

“Well we’re celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary on August 10 and you know what’s a guy get his gal for the 50th? And I put a lot of thought into it and she always liked sunflowers. And I thought this is the year to plant sunflowers so I planted her 80 acres of sunflowers,” Lee told ABC Kake.