April 20, 2017

Planting Tree Peonies from Cricket Hill Garden

I simply adore tree peonies and have been collecting them for quite some 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.

Recently, I visited Cricket Hill Garden in Thomaston, Connecticut, where the Furman Family specializes in Chinese tree peonies, Paeonia suffruticosa - propagating cultivars, which are outstanding in hardiness, vigor, color, form and fragrance. I have known owner, Kasha Furman, for many years - in fact, she has been featured on my television show, and many of her tips are on my web site at marthastewart.com. I purchased several tree peonies from Cricket Hill to add to my collection. I am so excited to see how they grow.

Here are some photos - enjoy.