WAXAHACHIE, Texas — A new North Texas tulip farm is growing a lot more than beautiful flowers.
More than one million tulips have bloomed at Poston Gardens, located just off I-35 in Waxahachie.
This eye-popping farm wasn't created out of a love for flowers; rather, it was made out of necessity for an often overlooked community.
John Poston, owner of Poston Gardens, decided to grow and sell tulips to help support Daymark Living.
Daymark, a facility located next door to Poston Gardens, is a resort-style community that teaches people with intellectual and developmental delays to live more independently.
Poston's 23-year-old son, Michael, was born with Down syndrome. Once he turned 18, there weren't a lot of options for him to live a normal, independent life. Frustrated, Poston planned and built Daymark to help Michael and others like him gain valuable life skills.
A few months after completing the Daymark facility, Poston planted the first tulips for Poston Gardens. For every flower sold, a portion of the profits goes directly to Daymark and its mission. Some of the Daymark residents even work in the gardens.
Poston gardens will be open for a few more weeks or as long as the tulips remain.
For more information, visit the garden's website.