Starting a Peony Farm

The Beet: A Podcast For Plant Lovers

Nov 14 2023 • 9 mins

Planting peonies in a half acre plot can provide a lifetime return. Here, Karen Gesa of Midsommar Farm discusses how she started her peony operation, from sourcing plants to plotting the landscape.

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Karen Gesa (pronounced Jessa) is the owner of Midsommar Farm, a part-time 1/2 acre peony farm in northern Virginia. Karen is passionate about spreading the word about this business model as she's found it to be a great income with minimal investment of time, money, space, and know-how. Or, if you're not interested in selling, how to create a private peony cutting garden and fill your home with fresh bouquets all spring.

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