In the Green Mountains of Vermont, what was once the old Frost farm  is now home to our peony plant nursery. We have been working this rocky piece of hillside for over 30 years and for more then 20 of those years have been liking the way peonies take to this ground. During the early years we have tried strawberries, raspberries, a market garden, dried flowers and cut flowers. Never full time, but just enough to know that working with a piece of land is a most satisfying venture.
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300 different varieties of peonies are grown here.  From the classical full doubles that your Grandmother kept to the newest hybrid varieties. Singles doubles & Japanese are all well represented and we are always looking and adding the more unusual forms and colors that today's hybridizers (incl. ourselves) are developing.
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We are located 1.5 miles off of route 103 between Ludlow and Rutland, in Belmont Vermont.  At an elevation of almost 2000' our bloom season is among the latest in the East and typically goes into the 1st week of July.
​      Call for volunteers!!
As you have read here, we are getting out of the plant business and have been increasing our cut flower capabilities. We hope to keep the display field for all peony lovers to visit in the future. But we need your help! Yup, we've gotten older and the workload from our real jobs means we are asking for volunteers to help with the weeding in exchange for a dug plant or cut peonies. Nice working conditions! If you would like to volunteer a few hours contact Nancy at  nmc@vermontel.net.
cv. Lotus Bloom
 
About 25 years ago we started to collect peonies....and we haven't stopped yet.A hobby that's sort of evolved....and to pay for more peonies!
We are of the opinion that the most important aspect of growing good peonies is GREAT soil. In that regard, we spend a lot of time feeding and amending the soil, letting the plants take care of themselves. 
We have an ongoing regime of cover cropping, tillage and plant based products that seem to work well for us in keeping  things in balance here. Although we are not "certified" organic we are strong believers in the practice 
 Depending on our other work load, mine in construction and Nancy's faux finishing business, we find that some years we are able to open earlier or close later in the season. 

CV.  Walter Faxon
cv.  Paula Fay
We are also fortunate to live in an area with many peony enthusiasts as well as numerous 2nd home owners.  We sell mostly to people who are able to visit us during the season and who can experience the true colors, plant habit, scent and character of the actual plant in bloom. 
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          SPRING  2014
 Open Fri. Sat & Sundays ONLY
Starting June 6 - Closing June 29
               9:00 to  5:00

     POTTED PEONIES  2014
   This year we had a complete loss of all of our fall dug and potted peonies due to the unusually cold winter.
   We will have for sale only custom 
dug out plants from our propagation field and several rows from our display field. Prices will range from $20. - $50. depending on size.
More than 75 varieties available!

EXPECT A WAITING  TIME FOR
DUG PLANTS DURING PEAK
BLOOM  WEEKENDS.
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Coral Charm
As many of our customers and friends know, we have been trying to get out of the peony nursery business for a few years.  With  no success selling our fields, we have been slowly digging, dividing, potting up and selling full grown plants from our 2nd field in Mt. Holly.  At the same time, here at our home field, we have been getting rid of  many of the older plants and putting in double rows of the more popular wedding type cut flowers.  Perhaps after this year, and most certainly after next, we will  not be offering plants for sale. We plan to expand selling cut peonies to the wedding market but will still have a large display garden that will continually be open during the bloom season for anyone to visit and enjoy.
​    Bloom Update
         Wednesday, June 18th
Milder temps have slowed things down but peak bloom is about to happen! The next 2 weekends expect to see our field at 80% bloom. Pack a lunch, bring friends and enjoy the fine weather forecast for this weekend.