How to Grow Peonies

The Beet: A Podcast For Plant Lovers

Nov 13 2023 • 9 mins

Karen and her husband were suburbanites when they decided to buy a 10 acre property. Initially, they wanted to be equestrians, but eventually converted one half acre to a peony farm. What resulted was Midsommar Farm, one of the only local peony farms of its kind in the US.

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Karen Gesa 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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