Peony Field Days

swenson gardens peony field days This weekend (and the next) Swenson Gardens is hosting Peony Field Days! This is the chance for the public to come out and see all the gorgeous peony blossoms in their full glory. peony field days swenson gardensSwenson Gardens specializes in intersectional hybrid, “itoh” peonies and garden peonies. This family-owned business is also passionate about not using any chemicals in their gardens.

What a beautiful and fragrant experience this was!

peony field days swenson gardens

peony field days swenson gardens

peony field days swenson gardens

peony field days swenson gardens

The red peonies were spectacular…

peony field days swenson gardens

peony field days swenson gardens

chocolate soldier peony swenson gardens

chocolate soldier peony swenson gardens

Many of the peonies hadn’t bloomed yet and I wish I was able to go back next weekend too, to see what the result will be when these buds open…

peony field days swenson gardens

peony field days swenson gardens

 

I was anticipating terrible crowds but there were just a handful of us walking the rows of flowers. I went early so maybe that helped…

peony field days swenson gardens

 

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It was such a beautiful morning to be out there…

laura magnason peony swenson gardens

swenson gardens peony field days

The leaves of the Sequestered Sunshine Peony were exceptionally pretty to me…

sequestered sunshine peony swenson gardens

sequestered sunshine peony swenson gardens

 

I was glad to see the bees out in abundance in the field…

bee on flower

yellow peony swenson gardens

Isn’t it stunning the way sunshine will bring out all the brilliance of color in a flower’s petals?…

pink peony swenson gardens

pink peony petals

pink flower petals

So much beauty to be found everywhere…

white clover

white clover

At the bottom of the hill, there was a tent where you could get questions answered along with placing an order for the peony variety that has captivated you in the field.

peony field days swenson gardens

A few “stars of the show” had been picked and placed in vases for us to admire…

peony bouquets swenson gardens

pink peonies swenson gardens

yellow peonies swenson gardens

peony bouquets swenson gardens

If you are in the Minneapolis west metro area and love flowers, why not consider heading west out to Swenson Gardens of Howard Lake to see all this loveliness? It is a beautiful drive about 40 minutes west of Plymouth, MN.

Peony Field Days are being held June 2,3 and June 9,10th  2017. Maybe you will discover a few new varieties to add to your garden? I know I did!  :)

peony field days swenson gardens