May 27, 2014

Visiting A Fabulous Tree Peony Garden

I’ve been growing tree peonies for many years and even though the tree peony season is so short, just seven to ten days, these unimaginably large (and often fragrant) white, pink, yellow, red, or purple flowers are some of my favorites in the garden.  I have many of my own tree peonies blooming right now, but recently, I experienced a real feast for the eyes when I visited the extraordinary tree peony garden at Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Pleasantville, New York.  A couple of years ago, I told you the story how these plants arrived in this country, a gift from Japan.  It’s quite an interesting story, and I’ll tell it again.