Midsommar Farm is a family-owned flower farm at the base of Short Hill Mountain in Lovettsville, Virginia. We are Certified Naturally Grown.
And 2020 officially ends. The cooler is empty and turned off. Thanks again. See you in 2021. You won’t be disappointed.
Local Color Flowers
It’s a local flower miracle! Baltimore grown ranunculus from @hillenhomestead, Virginia grown Etched Salmon from @midsommar_farm AND...Baltimore Grown Queen of Sweden ROSE from @florxeight! I am so proud to be able to design with these flowers and so proud of the local growers they grew these blooms.
13 years ago when I started LoCoFlo, I daydreamed about how to source the most beautiful flowers from as close to home as possible. Here we are...May 2020...What was once a daydream is now real life!
Thank you to everyone who supported Midsommar Farm during our 2020 growing season. Your interest and enthusiasm has validated a lot of hard work and means more to us than you know.
Our plants now get a well deserved rest so that they can store energy to produce exceptional variety, quality and quantity in the 2021 season.
We’re tinkering in the field on the last day of our season. I think were better growers than arrangers. We are here until 4pm for the last of 2020 Peony.
If you have a confirmed appointment for today and have had a change of plans, please let us know. Thanks.
Local Color Flowers
Have you heard? I’m working on a new online class with @gardenersworkshopfarm called Growing Your Business With Local Flower Sourcing
There is nothing like getting flowers harvested by a local grower in the morning, and having these same flowers in your customers hands that afternoon.
If you’re interested in learning more about our process or the class, click on the link. Sign up for the Course News for FREE resources! https://www.thegardenersworkshop.com/product/florist-school-online-growing-your-business-with-local-flower-sourcing-with-ellen-frost/
Photos by Midsommar Farm Michelle Reisert 💚 Kenne
Thank you all for the interest in our flowers! We are booked for the weekend. If we have already confirmed your appointment, we look forward to seeing you. If not, please check back soon for future cut-your-own appointments.
We’ve seen the delicate beauty of Etched Salmon and Omeo Snow (still available!). How about BOLD? This is Old Faithful. A huge deep unapologetic red. ❤️
Norman encourages all hoomans to buy these flowers.
Now blooming - Omeo Snow. Paeonia Omeo Snow is a double-flowered peony that opens up in the shape of a rose. The bud has a slight pink hue on the inside that will clear during blooming. Eventually it will turn bright white.
Etched Salmon Peony now available at Midsommar Farm.
The cooler is looking good.
Up next...Mackinac Grand! Come see us.
Snow in May makes flower farming difficult.
Not sure if the sheen and color saturation comes through in the photo, but Mackinac Grand is one of my favorites! Available now!
Lemon Chiffon and Sunny Girl have been great producers so far. Now it looks like Mackinac Grand is ready to make its appearance.
Paeonia 'Mackinac Grand' is an Early Midseason Peony Hybrid, semi-double, deep firemen’s red, big buds, large flowers, normal grower, has good potential to become part of the “exclusive” list of well paid cut flowers, Award of Landscape Merit 2012, American Peony Society Gold Medal 2013, (D.L. Reath, USA 1992).
Overnight these ladies decided it was time for their 2020 debut.
We now invite you to the farm in Lovettsville to harvest your own peony cut flowers or choose from what we have in the cooler. To remain compliant with the Governor of Virginia’s order:
- Please use the “Book Now“ link on our page to set up your visit. Address and directions is on the right side of the page.
- While we won’t restrict the amount of time you can spend, we must limit the number of people in the field to eight. So, if your appointment request is rejected, please try and visit at another time. We may also need to request that you wait in your car. We apologize for inconvenience.
- When you arrive, please park in the driveway near the house and walk over to the field. If you have mobility issues, please let us know and we will direct you to closer access.
- Our rows are approximately 4’ wide. Please maintain an “every other row” spacing to comply with social distancing.
- While we understand that this outdoor activity is best enjoyed without a face covering and masks are currently optional in Virginia, we encourage their use when near others.
These are tree Peony. We planted them in our ongoing “trial and error” approach to flower farming. As it turns out, they’re not our favorite cultivar. But, as the variety that is first to open they serve as our bellwether. Once we see these we know to be in the field pinch testing. We look for bulbs that are soft, almost like a marshmallow. Currently, we are still at the golf ball stage. Things happen fast though. So, stay tuned for your opportunity to come out and harvest your own bunch of quarantine beautifiers.
They’re not quite ready yet. But, check back soon for upcoming opportunities to participate in a responsible, safe, and socially distant outdoor activity that allows you bring a little beauty back into quarantine with you.
Everything is returning to life and we will too! Midsommar would like nothing more than to be part of that awakening with you. But, we will only do so if we can do it safely and legally.
So, standby as we discuss ways to provide you with a brief respite among the Peony.
The peony are coming! We are hoping that by the time they arrive, social distancing will be a memory.
With Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of an early spring, our social media guy ends his winter hibernation. We are looking forward to an exciting and colorful harvest!
Punxsutawney Phil failed to spot his shadow Sunday morning, signifying spring is around the corner.
Long Stone Farm
There is a lot of finger pointing at agriculture for water pollution and there is a lot of time and money spent on developing policy and programs to mitigate and control it.
Why is there not more discussion and finger pointing at poor local policy around development and the lack of zoning regulations in place to prevent pollution of our local watersheds due to unbridled residential development? It’s unbelievable to me that this country continues to make terrible decisions that is destroying our soil and ecosystems. The picture of the sediment runoff is from a development going in on 150 acres across from us. It’s an example of a nation wide issue. These aren’t unique photos - it’s happening everywhere.
The picture of the clear creek is our creek and that water flows through 3 livestock farms before it get to ours. Notice a difference? We all need to start pressuring our government to redefine development planning and standards to protect our natural resources.
Also - if you are coming to the farm stand today our road is a washed out from this situation. It’s passable, but just be aware. Thanks!
Thanks to La Bella Terra for the blog post about your visit~
A few weeks ago someone told us about the Loudon County Farm Tour; a few friends and I were excited to check out new farms in the area and explore little
Thank you to everyone that made this year’s Peony harvest the most successful in our young history. We are truly energized by the buzz we were able to create this year. To those who traveled to come see us, a special thank you.
The plants are still churning them out. We may have another week left in our harvest.
Rain has kept us from harvesting, so we are enjoying a field full of color. Luckily, we have plenty of buds still ready to pop open on your table at home and provide long vase life. So, come visit us during the Loudoun County Farm Tour. Just wear boots. We’re still a little soggy.
There is so much buzz for the Loudoun Spring Farm Tour that we had visitors this morning! We hope you enjoyed your preview and hope to see you back on the 18th and 19th. #loudounfarms
Paeonia suffruticosa, or Tree Peonies are a deciduous shrub with woody stems. The Shimadaijin opens into a semi-double bloom of brilliant purple. This wonderful flower will be the one of the first available this season at Midsommar Farm.
Much like our plants, Our social media guy hibernates too. But, please come join on us on the farm this spring.
Our daughter Kate is experimenting with photography.
Harvesting is hard when you’re stupid.
Plenty of Etched Salmon available.
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