May 19, 2021

This Year's Blooming Tree Peony Garden

I hope you caught the photos on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48 - my tree peonies are looking so incredibly beautiful this year.

I adore tree peonies and have been collecting them for a long time. Here at my Bedford, New York farm, I have a tree peony border planted in semi-shade under a stand of giant, sugar maples across from my Summer House. Many of the specimens were transplanted from my Turkey Hill garden while others were added more recently. All of them continue to thrive. Unfortunately, the tree peony season is very short - only seven to 10 days, but these unimaginably large, and often fragrant, white, pink, yellow, and burgundy flowers are some of my favorites and they’re blooming right now.

Enjoy these photos.