Swenson Gardens

Peony farm jottings…the day after the storm!




Well peony gardening friends, we are now water free on both sides of our driveway and in the repair mode now. Looking to the west of our property line in the middle picture details the source of most of the water flow. Yes tiled crop fields that empty into the only exit that should have gone through our 36″ diameter culvert. However with 5″+ of rain in three hours, even a 72″ diameter culvert could not keep up with the water flow from 200+ acres of tiled crop fields. The amount of topsoil erosion to the west of us is very sad to see for our neighbor. Perhaps some cover crops and erosion control may be advisable. We like free topsoil but only if it is chemical free for our peonies!

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