Friday, May 15, 2015

Peonies harvesting this year on Hollywood Farm!

Festiva Maxima  Est. 1851
This is our Festiva's 1st year of harvest!




Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt will travel to
Hollywood this year! 






This Alexander Fleming was planted for a very
special client. Reserve your Peony bush today!



Alexander Fleming


Immaculate
Kansas Est. 1940  



Red Magic
Contact peony farmers 
sheshleegy@mac.com






The Farm

Hollywood Farm, Est. 2006 is located in a small farm town in Central Indiana.



The soil on the farm is the source of the success of our Peony growth. The land had been fertilized and farmed for 80 years before we came. We have not used any pesticides on our field and have been reestablishing its growth naturally before we eventually fill the entire field with  rare peonies.







Since we took over the land we've planted 900 walnut, pecan, maple and pine trees to reestablish the forest line. This brings a plethora of migrating birds to the area who also act as excellent insect replants.

We've also planted several types of Hop vines throughout the years, we use to make our own beer, and medicinal teas. We include wild chamomile that naturally grows all over the farm and lemon balm. We mix it with the lavender we grow in LA and call it our "Sundown Blend". 
Delightful! 



This was  our 1st year after planting. It then became a
3 year waiting game

We currently have 71 young bushes. It takes three years for the bushes to fully mature. 
Every year we have been adding to our crop. Hollywood Farm has 20 acres we hope to fill with the magical fragrance and beauty of the peony flower! What type of Peony flower would you like to see growing on Hollywood Farm? Please leave your comments and we will consider this in our next root order. 









Thursday, May 14, 2015

Why Hollywood?

Farmers who work in Hollywood? That is correct! 

Working in  a creative field, no pun intended, has been a family tradition we choose to carry on. Our family has been working in the entertainment industry for decades.   Our job may take us all over the world,  however Hollywood Farm is where our heart's will dwell forever. 
  
Hollywood Farm is also available for production office space and location rental for film locations.
We were HONORED to have our farm featured in the The Indianapolis 500 a few years back. Thank you to Benjamin Orisich, The Directors Network, and ESPN for choosing our location for such a meaningful tribute to the Indianapolis 500!