May 7, 2021

Time to Stake the Peonies

Everything is growing so quickly and so beautifully here at my Bedford, New York farm.

One of the most anticipated sights on the property 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. Yesterday, my gardeners and outdoor grounds crew staked all the herbaceous peonies in the bed across from my Winter House and Summer House. At maturity, these plants grow to about three-feet tall and need good support, so the massive flower heads don’t flop to the ground.

Here are some photos, enjoy.