Herbaceous peonies Tasmania

I’m a farm girl from way back. My parents would laugh hysterically at that statement. As farm girls go, I wasn’t exactly an expert at tractor-driving, sheep-shearing or cow-milking. Can we just say I was raised on a farm, and leave it at that? I wanted to make this point though: an old, country bird like me thought Weston Farm was awesome. So imagine what city kids and Chinese tourists will think. I know… right?

Sally has been house-sitting for Richard and Belinda, the owners of . Richard won a 2012, and is currently investigating the potential of a white asparagus harvest for the gourmet market. very keen on the unique product; a queue is already forming at the farm gate!

is quoted on the Nuffield website: “Weston Farm currently grows Chicory, Kohlrabi and Burdock, which already puts us in a niche market for fresh produce and white asparagus production would complement our operation well”.

We inspected several vegetable crops, including some grown in hot houses, protecting them from the harsh Tasmanian winter and extending their season. Magnificent chillies, carrots, turnips and green peas were thriving in amongst some other unidentified, green leafy stuff.

Everything on Weston Farm is neat and attractive, including the chook shed. You can even collect the eggs from outside the fence and avoid the wrath of the rooster. Crack the eggs and be amazed by the colour of the yolks! The brightest yellow you could ever imagine.

Renaissance Olive Oil and Fresh Flowers

Everywhere there are signs of a diverse agricultural enterprise. Garlic plaits hang in the shed. An orchard produces olives for the award-winning . And maybe the pièce de résistance, Weston Farm also grows peonies for the cut-flower market.

The only way visitors can experience Weston Farm is by booking a day-trip with Herbaceous Tours. Sally caters for all ages on the nine-to-five adventure which kicks-off officially in June, and at this stage will run until September. For $395 per person, Sally will transport her guests to and from the farm and provide lunch as well as morning and afternoon tea.


Peony farm in San Jose

2006-06-06 13:38:33 by 4peonies

If you live in the bay area, I grow over 120 varieties of herbaceous and tree peonies and they can be purchased in 5 gallon containers all year round at the farm. The roots are 2-4 years old. They can also be mail ordered if out of the bay area and shipped in the fall. Visit my web site 4irises.com and see the varieties that I grow. Visitors are always welcome and the peonies are in full bloom right now.


Peonies in pots

2006-06-06 13:30:48 by 4peonies

Peonies can very well be planted in pots but do need full sun except tree peonies that could do with part sun. Peonies can bloom in the bay area very well if planted with the top eyes at the surface level. The main reason that peonies fail to bloom is that they are planted too deeply. I grow over 120 varieties of tree and herbaceous peonies in San Jose. I sell them with at least 5 eyes in 5 gallon containers all year round. See my web site 4irises.com


Peonies from Costco?

2005-01-15 20:53:46 by greedynot

I have not been able to get herbaceous peonies to bloom. Its just not cold enough in much of the area. Where are you in the Bay Area? This is an exceptionally cold year and I am hoping again! You can try the tree peony or herbceous peonies with blooms on them in the spring. But I doubt if you can get the herbaceous ones to bloom the following year though.
Btw, its good to plant the dormant plants and allow the roots to grow before the top does. Maybe March would be a good time. But don't plant if its too wet.


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