A honeybee busily flits between blooms at Cool Cache Farms in Nikiski on Friday. In the background, farm owners’ Wayne and Patti Floyd’s experimental dome-shaped high tunnel looms. Patti Floyd said they hope to eventually grow plants in it through the winter.
Friday found the Floyds harvesting peony blooms, some to be cooled and shipped to buyers across the U.S. and others to be sold locally. Another couple, Louise and Esker Coffey of Nikiski, also wielded shears and helped with the cutting, saying they hoped to start a peony farm of their own one day.