Quote of the day:
“… then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
– William Wordsworth
Forage in March for:
Cleavers, Dandelion flowers and leaves, Gorse flowers, Ground Elder , Hop shoots, Alexanders, Primroses, Wild Plum blossom, Sweet Violets
Wordless Wednesday – Peonies
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Wow! That is beautiful!
A field of peonies? I never would have imagined it. Are they being grown for the floral trade? For sale as garden plants? For their seed? Whatever the purpose, they’re beautiful.
Floral trade. The farm shop is well known for its fresh flower trade, but last year I discovered that they also open parts of their fields to the public so they can pick their own blooms. This field is recovering from last year’s trampling, but apparently another one, closer to the farm shop, is open. It’s certainly a wonderful thing to walk between the rows, brushing passed the plants and inhaling their delicious aroma.
Lovely. They were one of my mum’s favourite flowers so she had several in her garden. xx
My first couple of peony plants were from my Mum splitting hers.
Good grief!! How glorious! What much would you normally expect to pay for them (approximately)?
Fantastic aren’t they? Roughly £1 a stem. They start at 5 stems for £6 -> 30 stems for £24. The smell, as you walk the rows, is amazing!
Wow, looks like heaven on earth to me! 🙂
I think that could be called a field of dreams. Who would love to be surrounded by the heavenly fragrance of hundreds or thousands of peonies?
Oh my goodness! What a fabulous sight! (And smell?) Heavenly!
That is extraordinary! How I’d love to have that nearby.