What a great season we’ve had at Peony Farm. In addition to plentiful, beautiful peonies and a sunny weather – we enjoyed seeing our old friends, and got to meet their family members and new friends in the garden. It’s also a pleasure to meet people taking a short trip to Sequim, or vacationing in the Olympic Peninsula.
I love sharing ideas with visitors about the peony culture. I so enjoy the oohs and aahs and exclamations about the wonderful atmosphere the garden offers to one and all alike!
This year, our local newspaper The Peninsula Daily News honored us. They featured an article about Peony Farm, you can read it here: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20150608/NEWS/306089992
As a result of this article, residents from Sequim, and outlying communities came to visit and congratulated us for being selected by Garden Design Magazine for their Spring 2016 issue.
I, for one, am looking forward to Garden Design Spring 2016 issue!
The peonies are done blooming and until next blooming season, we bid our friends “so long”.
If you’ve missed coming down to visit with us, you can still view the beautiful peonies in color at Peony Farm 2015 Catalog. This also affords you the ability to place an order before your selection is all sold out.
The peonies are blooming now and what a riot of color and fragrance that is!
Visitors to the farm/gardens are amazed at the beauty they see . The flowers in bloom are indeed gorgeous and a sight to behold. And for our locals, those who had not visited the farm before were astounded that we have been at this location for over 5 years now and the number of peony varieties planted (over 2,500 peonies).
The gardens will be open to the public until June 28. 2015 from 11am to 4pm. Do come and visit!
Peony lovers all over the USA, including me, count the days every year when the Peonies are blooming.
From May 15 to June 28, Peony Farm is once again opening its farm to the public for the much awaited blooming of the peonies. During this 2 months window, peonies of different blooming periods (there are 7 of them) will be opening 7-10 days apart. This is why some peony lovers choose different varieties in order to enjoy an extended blooming period.
Peony Farm will be posting photos of peonies in bloom at:
Peony Farm facebook
To ensure that your selection is reserved, place your order early as they move pretty fast. Also, check out the new selections coming this fall at the website Peony Farm.
Peony Passion was the driving force into the formation of Peony Farm.
Now celebrating our 5th Year, we are even more so enthusiastic about growing peonies. Our customers and the response we receive both online and onsite are very rewarding. Seeing the peonies grow vigorously and visitors and customers alike enjoying the beautiful peonies is very satisfying.
We serve customers passionate about peonies, locally and all over the US.
We’ve become a destination point in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors from all over the world, local friends and garden clubs come to see the peonies during our Annual Peonies on Parade event during the months of May and June.
During the months of May and June, we open the gates so that visitors can come and visit the peonies in bloom. Visitors from the Sequim Chamber of Commerce, local residents’ visiting family and friends, people visiting the Olympic Peninsula or the Twilight site of Edward and Bella – our customers, their family and visitors delight us with stories about their own peonies.
I’ve always felt that a visit to the Peony Farm is a way to de-stress, because of the comments we receive. They delight in the peace and beauty surrounding the farm, the fragrance wafting in the air from the peony blossoms and the variety of peonies. They are amazed to discover that there are some many varieties available.
Even non-peony lovers go home with a plant or two to bring back with them memories of their visit.
And, surprise of surprise, upon visiting the Butchart Garden in Victoria, BC, they discovered that Peony Farm is only 20 miles from the Port Angeles ferry! Definitely, Peony Farm is becoming a destination venue for people visiting the Olympic Peninsula along with Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest, Hoh Rain Forest – check out venues at Destination at the Olympic Peninsula.
Do plan your visit next year! on our Annual Peonies on Parade.
So sad to see the Peony Farm after all the peony blossoms had been deadheaded. All those gorgeous, beautiful flowers gone.
However, my husband was quick to remind me, that we still have all the peony shrubbery dotting the landscape. And, fortunately, I planted the entrance beds with peony companion plants such as Nasturtiums, Roses, Lilies, Hydrangeas, Eremurus, Hebes, Japanese Maple, Irises, Boxwood and other trees.
These are now providing the color for the farm. Check out the video created by my sister, Christina. Click on “The Peonies are gone” above.
By the way, we are still taking orders for bare root peonies of these lovely scented peonies for shipment this Fall 2014. You can find a great selection at www.shopilovepeonies.com
The Annual Peonies on Parade hosted by Peony Farm ended June 29, 2014. However, the colorful memory of the peonies in bloom is still fresh in our mind. The remaining peony blossoms we harvested, from which my sister, Christina, wove her magic and created beautiful peony arrangements surrounded us for the week of the 4th of July.
Peony Farm is Awash with Color, peony flowers, and it is a sight to behold.
Until next year, we have these pictures to remind of 2014, where the peonies were exceptionally beautiful.
This year marks the 4th year of Peony Farm’s participation at the Soroptimist Gala Garden Show.
We look forward to the event with excitement because this event will also be the 1st year that Peony Farm brings bare root peonies at the show to make more peonies available to our visiting friends.
To name a few, we will bring some ITOHS such as Bartzella, First Arrival, Cora Louise, Garden Treasure, Scarlet Heaven.
We will also bring herbaceous peonies not available at the local nurseries and box office store such as Coral Charm, Buckeye Belle, Pink Hawaiian Coral, Do Tell, Doreen, Orchid Anne, Seashell and the beautiful Sarah Bernhardt, to delight your gardening fantasies.
So, come and visit with us and see what we are talking about. Mark the dates
Soroptimist Gala Garden Show
Saturday, March 15, 2014/ 9am to 5pm
Sunday, March 16, 2014/ 10am to 4pm
Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir Street, Sequim, WA
Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The Soroptimist Garden Show in Sequim, Wa is scheduled fr March 17 (wear you greens now for St Patty’s day) & 18, 2012 – to be held t the Sequim Boys & Girls club.
And, of course, we shall be there with our peonies, ensata iris, oriental papaver, and perhaps some fir trees. By the way, we will be having a raffle at the end of each day for a 5 ga fir tree. So be sure and stop by.
Each year is a learning year for us. Last year we noticed that some vendors are selling peonies with leaves! Well, we grow our peonies for sale locally. We won’t cheat. However, we did put some of our peonies in our greenhouse to give them a little boost of warmth. So, we just might have some peonies with their “snouts” showing. And, of course, the Early Blooming variety will be sporting some stems and leaves by that time.
If you wish to check us ut before hand, just click on this Peony Farm link.