Thursday, June 2, 2016

2016 APS Peony Convention Tour of Song Sparrow

Klehm's Song Sparrow Hay Ride Tour

Klehm's Song Sparrow Farm was a joy to visit with fields full of a multitude of blooming rows of peonies. There were hay rides on tractors to fields of peonies blooming in almost every color you could imagine. The clouds in the field were as nice and fluffy as the clouds floating in the blue sky (maybe fluffier). My favorite peony blooming in their field was Peony 'Chiffon Clouds'. It is a super floriferous peony that opens a very pale pink and ages to white, covering the plant in a cloud of pink and white chiffon blossoms.

Klehm's Song Sparrow Shopping

I think most everyone was able to find something to take home with them from one of Song Sparrow's many greenhouses. They were running a special for $15 potted peonies, which was a great deal! I was able to find three I just had to have, and had shipped back home - Peony 'Carl G. Klehm', Peony 'Lake of Silver', and Peony 'Lora Dexheimer'. APS Members found much more than peonies at Song Sparrow's Farm and Nursery - there were carts filled with hostas, magnolia trees, clematises, and various other perennials too! We had a nice boxed lunch from Panera Bread with sandwiches, pickles, chips, and a cookie. Everyone had a chance to sit, eat, relax, and talk about their favorite peonies from the fields and the greenhouses.

Klehm's Song Sparrow Catered Lunch


  1. All of the tours during the convention were wonderful, really enjoyed every day!

    1. Liz,

      Me too! It was nice to see you there and I hope to see you again next year!