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Bloom Status 2019
Open Field Days will end on June 9th.
Bloom Week 6 & 7
June 4th, 2019 - Cool night temperatures extend flowering. We have reached late season. Some fine peonies such as 'Sarah Bernhardt' and 'Grace Batson' are in flower. The bloom season will end this week.
Bloom Week 4
May 27th, 2019 - Warm weather hastens bloom. We have reached midseason and soon peak flower.
Bloom Week 3
May 24th, 2019 - Cool temperature and rain delay flower. The fields are very slowly coloring up. We are now in bloom week 3 and some week 4 flowers are getting ready to open. The weather forecast for the holiday weekend is dismal. Rain for much of the week and temperatures in the low 70s. 'Dark Promise' and 'Kathy's Touch' are still in bloom which are now joined by 'Butter Bowl', 'Le Jour', 'Requiem' and several other cultivars which are now in bloom.
Bloom Week 2
May 18th, 2019 - Hot weather over the last 4 days hastened flower. We have moved into bloom week 2 and some week 3 flowers are getting ready to open. The weather forecast for next week is dismal. Rain for much of the week and much lower temperatures. 'Dark Promise' and 'Kathy's Touch' are among the cultivars in bloom.
Bloom Week 1
May 14th, 2019 - 'Mary Mayshine' is the first variety to open flower this year. Other cultivars that are opening include 'Roselette' and 'Pink Teacup'.
May 12th, 2019 - Bud Stage. Some very early cultivars are starting to show color at the old farm. The Open Field Event will start Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 9 AM.
April 28th, 2019 - most varietis have sprouted and are growing. Some very early cultivars are setting buds. Low to moderate day temperatures delay flowering. If temperatures remain we'll see 1st week bloom (very early season) in about a week.
April 22nd, 2019 - the plants are growing. Most varieties have sprouted and some very early cultivars are setting buds. Moderate day temperatures allow the plants to develop slowly. Lack of rain is becoming a concern.
April 12th, 2019 - first very small shoots visible most plants are still dormant.
March 29th, 2019 - first very small shoots visible. It is still cold and night temperatures consitently drop below freezing.
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