Pa's Posey Patch
Just a short drive from Table Rock Lake is a cute flower and pumpkin patch called Pa’s Posey Patch. Pa’s is labeled an Agritourism Venue, owned and operated by Dennis & Brenda Epperly. But what I found was a little slice of heaven.
Located south of Cassville, sits 17 acres of flower fields that change with the seasons. Pa (Dennis) began a love for growing things when he was just 5 years old. He asked his mother for seeds to grow his first plants, beans. He learned quickly that growing a successful garden requires flowers to attract the pollinators. And that was the start of a love story.
Now, as Dennis tells it, he met Brenda when they were in school and they married in their late teens. They have been together through all these years (in their 70’s now) and successful careers. The banter between these two is fun and light, with quick sarcasm and humor mixed in. When they retired this dream blossomed into a reality and now they share their love with people from near and far.
This couple works hard on their property, creating a magical experience across the changing seasons. In early spring, daffodils emerge, breaking ground for the growing seasons ahead. Spring brings wildflower meadows with mustard, crimson clover and more. The highlight of spring is the poppies which bloom in perfect timing for Memorial Day.
The Summer brings sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias, cornflowers which are planted in rotation so there are flowers at several different stages throughout summer. Then in the fall the patch turns to pumpkins, squash, gourds and mums.
One of the most amazing features of this patch is that Dennis and Brenda open it up to visitors at no cost, they operate on donations only. They invite professional photographers to use the patch as a backdrop for their photoshoots and only request a $25 donation for their sittings. Its basically all about building memories and capturing moments.
Another offered perk is that you are encouraged to cut a bouquet to take home. I was absolutely shocked at the beautiful bouguet that I was able to create and enjoy at home.
The Patch is open 7 days a week, Mon-Sat 8am to dark and Sun 1pm-dark. They do not require reservations but encourage you to follow them on Facebook.
Pa’s Posey Patch
21501 Farm Road 1120 Cassville, MO