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.
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.