May 12, 2016

The Tree Peony Garden at My Farm

I simply adore tree peonies and have been collecting them for quite a long time. As many of you know, I have a long tree peony border planted in a semi-shade of giant maples near my Summer House. Many of the specimens were transplanted from my Turkey Hill garden in Westport, Connecticut and continue to thrive here at my Bedford, New York farm.

The tree peony season is so short - just seven to 10 days, but these unimaginably large, and often fragrant, white, pink, yellow, red, and burgundy flowers are some of my favorites in the garden. Here are photos of what is blooming now. Enjoy.