One of the sure signs of spring are the gardening catalogs that arrive in my mailbox. I received the first yesterday, and what a beauty! It was from Klehm's Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery in Avalon, Wisconsin.
The catalog features some of the most beautiful peonies, daylilies, and hostas I have ever seen. They also have some unique shrubs and perennials. Unfortunately, the plants also feature a hefty price tag, but the photos do inspire.
My sister and I first discovered Klehm's outstanding peonies on a trip to Long Grove, IL in 1990. One of the shop keepers had a huge bouquet of flowers that were so unusual, we did not recognize them as peonies. We asked where they were from and she said, Klehm's.
I would love to take a field trip to visit their nursery, but alas, they are only a mail order company. I will just have to settle for the vicarious pleasure of perusing the catalog and dreaming of sunny days in the garden. (Spring is still 2 months away.)
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