Thursday, May 15, 2014

A May bloom day from Far Reaches Farm….

I thought I'd do my bloom day post from Far Reaches Farm in Port Townsend this month , as we've stopped on the way home today . Philip and  doggies patiently waited while I had a little  look round. 

I really wished I'd taken this lovely Astrantia 'Dark shiny eye's' but I was after things for  dry sunny positioning 

Most of the Iris's  were over , but this Iris 'big money' was still looking fresh.

This was not ready to bloom yet, Nomocharis pardanthina a lily relative , must remember to look for this bulb.

Chiastophyllum oppositifolium , so not blooming quite yet , but a very nice shade moisture lovely succulent  that I would have loved to bring home, but didn't.

Finally a bloomer, Soldanella alpina . A sweet primula like native to the Alps and Pyrenees.

This one I did take with me, Myrteola nummularifolia , because I can't resist teensy white flowers. 

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

The star bloomer … Meconopsis'Lingholm'

And a simple species peony .
A whopping huge tree peony bloom … gorgeous. Then it was time to collect my , not that full tray of plants and get back on the road.
 Happy bloom day and for more lovely blooms visit   May Dreams Gardens.


  1. What a fun stop (and doesn't Phlip look dapper?). Was this your first time to visit Far Reaches?

    1. Lori, Yes , first time visit to Far Reaches ; and Philip didn't do any ca- chings when I kept bringing more plants over…happiness !

  2. Isn't it a fabulous place? Sounds like you enjoyed it.

    1. Alison, We had a wonderful few days in Port Townsend , escaped the heat wave in Portland. Next time I'll leave more room in the car for plants :)

  3. I bought plants (mail order) from Far Reaches this spring. I really love their inventory. I probably would have needed to have that thistle too if I had been there. What fun. And having a patient hubby is the frosting on the cake.