A gorgeous summer day out in the fields yesterday. The later varieties are full on and lots of daisies have cropped up between the bushes.
When frost hits a plant, it deforms the buds and disables them from maturing. Instead, little side buds shoot up and bloom. They aren't sellable, but still look gorgeous!
I think this one's called Henry Sass.
I think there are about 10 acres we walk through row by row twice a day in this field.
And this one is Francis Willard.
Hmm. Maybe this one is Fantastic. There are over 200 varieties!
My favorite peony variety- Mrs. FDR. The flower fades from white to creamy pink as it ages and have a pretty smell. Check out that mini bug mid- flight..
These little guys are about 4 days old. We've been checking on them every day, from the first time we noticed the nest. I love how the grasses are woven around the stems of the peony. As with all the bird nests we find in the 4 fields Richard grows, we leave the flowers on that plant unpicked.
Mondo thistle is my annoying enemy while picking- those prickers just go right through pants and gloves. Still the flowers are pretty awesome. Reminds me of an artichoke.
There may only be a few days left of peony season and then I'm back to weaving. I have about a dozen more summer infinity scarves to finish up and then work on the fall collection.