December 5, 2023

Planting Peonies at My Farm

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

I simply adore peonies and have been growing 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 property. I have a giant bed completely dedicated to pink and white herbaceous peonies just across the carriage road from my home. I have tree peonies and Itoh peonies planted in the formal sunken garden behind my Summer House. And last week, we planted 75 bare root peony divisions in what will be my new cutting garden - my former vegetable garden adjacent to my chickens. These varieties will thrive here at Cantitoe Corners.

Enjoy these photos.