May 2, 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&lsquo...

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Sarah Bernhardt

April 25, 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...

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Peony Care

April 18, 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...

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The Perfect Peony

April 12, 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...

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Making Informed Decisions

April 4, 2016

Just because your Great Aunt‘s cousin‘s friend says it -doesn‘t make it a ’fact‘. Taking the time to make informed decisions will save you a lot of angst, time and money. When...

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Fertigation and Irrigation

March 21, 2016

Keeping your peony fields irrigated is critical for growing large flowers. You probably would not lose all your plants if you don‘t water, but you‘d have less than acceptable flowers and the plant itself would suffer...

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Laying out Your Fields - Irrigation

March 14, 2016

We run T-Tape on both sides of each raised row for irrigation and fertigation. More on all the hook-ups later, but for now you need to lay out the T-Tape throughout the field. Check with Drip Works. These guys will...

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Laying out your field continued

March 7, 2016

How far apart should my rows be? How long should they be? Should I typar my fields? What about access for maintenance? Should I hill my rows and if yes, how high? All important decisions to make next. You only...

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Laying Out Your Fields Single or Double Rows

February 29, 2016

Plan first your access to and from the field. Try to combine your access with keeping a margin of a weed free area surrounding your fields. Keeping 15 to 20 feet or more of clearing around your field will pay off year...

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Soil Preparation in Fields

February 22, 2016

First of all, there is no way I can tell you what to do to successfully grow peonies in your farm soils. I can say, this is probably the second most important part of a successful peony farm. A lot...

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