May 9, 2019

Staking My Herbaceous Peonies at the Farm

The gardens at my Bedford, New York farm are evolving every day.

One of the most anticipated sights on the farm is my herbaceous peony garden in full bloom. No garden is complete without these beautiful plants, which are covered with large, imposing flowers in May and June. True perennials, herbaceous peonies can live for 100-years, becoming more impressive over time. Last week, my gardeners and outdoor grounds crew staked all the herbaceous peonies in the bed across from my Winter House. At maturity, these plants grow to about three-feet tall and need good support, so the massive flower heads don’t flop over once they bloom.

Here are some photos of our process, enjoy.