Post-Harvest

Coolers/Chillers

January 6th, 2017

The costs of building a cooler are substantial so you want to do a lot of planning and research. Sufficient space and capabilities to keep the temperature between 33 and 34F is the goal. Of course if you have the funds, building one huge complex for all your needs is perfect. Most of us don’t … + read more

Vases

May 2nd, 2016

Along with my passion for peonies, I’ve become impassioned with vases. Vases offer an entire pallet of different appearances. The same 6 pink peonies will look totally different in different vases. And before you even think you can’t afford this passion, think about the Value Village, The Salvation Army, and the nearest Thrift Store to … + read more

Sarah Bernhardt

April 25th, 2016

There’s a reason Sarah Bernhardt is the number one seller, the number one for recognition worldwide and a real favorite here at our farm.   The standard pink of the industry, this lady has been around forever. Actually not forever but ever since Lemoine introduced her in 1906. From the Grower’s view Sarah’s are number one … + read more

Peony Care

April 18th, 2016

Your box has arrived—now what? I wish someone would discover what peonies have in their make-up that results in their fantastic resilience. I’ve seen cut peonies totally wrinkled (like me) and withered but with a quick stem cut and hydrating them in water for a few hours, they look good as new. Just think if … + read more

The Perfect Peony

April 12th, 2016

The perfect peony starts with the harvest and cold chain procedures at our farm. We overlook the frigid waters of Kachemak Bay fed by three glaciers, Grewingk, Portlock and Dixon. The cold air coming off the waters keeps our temperatures mild all summer.  This is a good thing for the peony. With the cooler air … + read more