May 24, 2018

My Blooming Tree Peonies

My tree peonies are blooming so beautifully.

I adore tree peonies and have been collecting them for a long time. I have a tree peony border planted under a stand of giant, shady maples across from my Summer House. Many of the specimens were transplanted from my Turkey Hill garden. Others were added more recently, including several that were planted just last year from Cricket Hill Garden in Thomaston, Connecticut. All of them continue to thrive here at my Bedford, New York farm. 

The tree peony season is very short - only seven to 10 days, but these unimaginably large, and often fragrant, white, pink, yellow, red, and burgundy flowers are some of my favorites. Here are photos of what is flowering now - enjoy.