While we open our farm for the season today, the iris gardens and peony field will be waiting another week to start dazzling us. With lots of sunshine predicted in the coming week, the bloom should be popping by next weekend. This week, I estimate that less than 5% are in bloom - and, that may be a stretch.
We are running a few days behind a 'normal' bloom season this year. Last year we were nearly 3 weeks early. Usually our peak bloom is mid-late May; and, I expect that this season. Of course, weather rules and I will keep you posted on the bloom progress every few days.
We do have the best selection of potted peonies early in the season; and they look great this year.