November 4, 2021

Planting Itoh Peonies in My Gardens

Come spring, I'll have more gorgeous peonies blooming than ever before here at my Bedford, New York farm.

I simply adore peonies and have been collecting them for quite some time. I have a long tree peony border planted under the semi-shade of giant sugar maples at one corner of the farm. I have a giant bed completely dedicated to pink and white herbaceous peonies just across the carriage road from my home. And, I also have tree peonies planted in the sunken garden behind my Summer House. Recently, I received a large collection of intersectional Itoh peonies grown by Monrovia, a wholesale plant nursery specializing in well-nurtured shrubs, perennials, annuals, ferns, grasses, and conifers with several nursery locations across the country. I decided these hybrid peonies would be perfect in the formal Summer House garden beds surrounded by my green boxwood hedges. Yesterday, my gardeners planted about 50 yellow and salmon Itoh peonies - I just can't wait to see them bloom in May.

Here are some photos, enjoy.