Swenson Gardens

June 4, 2016 Peony Field Day Update 6:45 am

Here are the facts for Peony Field Day on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Wet and muddy conditions are the norm from the additional rainfall yesterday afternoon. Not hip wader footwear but definitely boots are in order for those who brave the field conditions. Parking will be determined as the day develops so please be patient with the attendants. If you do chose to come out today, might I suggest early afternoon instead of this morning? We are open until 5 PM. Perhaps the ground will dry out some more this afternoon versus arriving here at our 9:00 am opening. Us bloggers are the informed ones, right? The other option is to postpone your visit until June 10th and/or June 11th during our next Peony Field Days.

With the peony field at 20-25% color, the peak bloom is still a week or so away. Many of the intersectional hybrid peonies are now starting to bloom. With the garden/herbaceous peonies, I’ve given up trying to categorize blooms by early, mid and late! What a weird bloom season! Yes the early’s are pretty much done and then the bloom progression is supposed to follow? Well Candy Stripe decided to start opening yesterday which is NORMALLY a late bloomer. The vivid color of the herbaceous hybrids are prime for viewing from our driveway so if you are unable to walk in the mud, its still worth it to drive up and down our driveway. Hopefully and prayerfully, the fields will dry out for the June 10th and 11th Peony Field Days!

Address again is 10958 70th St SW, Howard Lake, MN. This is the final post for Peony Field Days on June 4, 2016.


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