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Tough Cookies

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Peace and Plenty Blog | 0 comments

“Oh Happy Day!” Rose One of the many joys of flower farming is trying out some new plants every year. This beauty is from the Kordes Eleganza series which are truly outstanding field grown roses. These varieties are not only stunning but have an ADR rating for their excellent disease resistance. That’s the German Gold Medal for endurance! Apparently they’re run through a gauntlet of trials for three years. Kick in the fact that these roses are grown on their own roots rather than grafted and you’ve got some really tough cookies. In fact, if I were naming this rose, it would be called “Tough Cookie”. Although first year roses are best left alone to let the plant develop, we couldn’t resist taking this handful of blooms in to admire. Can’t wait to harvest buckets of them this...

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The New Year

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Peace and Plenty Blog | 0 comments

Ranunculus in greenhouse The new year here is a time to dream about spring flowers. Perennials and bulbs are the bulk of our spring blooms. They have a jump start with established roots safely below the freezes & thaws of winter. We love to pamper them with a blanket of shredded leaves too. Many come back year after year and, in the case of peonies, come back bigger & better every...

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Thanks a million!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2019 in Peace and Plenty Blog | 0 comments

Well, we’ve hit the end of another glorious season of flowers! Thanks to all of our customers who support us & make this possible. We’re out in the field now planting thousands of tulips and spring bulbs. After that, we’ll be digging & prepping dahlias for winter storage. Stay tuned for online dahlia tuber sales this winter and a big surprise addition to the business next...

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Off to the Races

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in Peace and Plenty Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dahlia Linda’s Baby It’s always fun to see which of the dozens of dahlia varieties we grow will bloom first. This year it’s Linda’s Baby out of the gate! She had a bit of a lead on account of the fact that she’s grown in the hoophouse. We reserve some of our precious covered space to grow these coveted varieties. Next year we should have plenty of tubers of Linda’s Baby, Peaches ‘n Cream, Sweet Natalie & Castle Drive to sell in our online...

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Peony season

Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Peace and Plenty Blog | 0 comments

Coral and Red charm peonies harvested in the morning Peony season has begun! Every morning & evening we harvest these stunning flowers to catch them right before they open so that customers get a nice long show. Corals & reds bloom first here followed by the pinks, whites & blushes of June. They usually get going around Memorial Day making a spectacular start to summer. A peony plant must be 3 years old before it’s mature enough for cuts. It’s a long wait but worth it. We will harvest over 2,000 peonies this season . . . every one a...

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