Peonies Popping!

When the rains stopped and the sun broke through, we took a break from working in the garden for a trek to the New York Botanical Garden. DSCN4622 Today I will show you the peonies, and later the roses.  The peonies are popping!DSC_0105  I have three bushes opening in my garden, the early varieties, with more to come.  My new tree peony surprised me with a bloom, but look what is happening in the tree peony area adjacent to the Peggy Rockefeller Garden.DSC_0113 DSC_0112 DSC_0111

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The tree peonies have not been easy, for me, to grow in my past gardens.  More successful have been the herbaceous peonies.  So many to see at NYBG!DSCN4630 DSCN4628 DSCN4625The varieties were very educational. DSC_0103 DSC_0102 DSC_0104 Tomorrow I will post the roses seen two days.  Don’t rush off quite yet to see the peak of the roses, but if you love to see every stage of the rose, you will not be disappointed when I take you there tomorrow!

About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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6 Responses to Peonies Popping!

  1. Pauline says:

    Paeonies are such wonderfully flamboyant flowers, I know they don’t last very long, but I look forward to them every year. My tree peony is flowering now but the herbacious ones will need another couple of weeks.

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  2. It’s good you caught the peonies at their peak, the flowers are often so short lived.

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  3. Mine haven’t bloomed yet–I’m in no rush, but I do so enjoy them when they burst out. The scent is wonderful, too!

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  4. elaine says:

    I only have one peony just the bog standard red one and it has hidden itself away under a shrub so I hardly ever see it – I really most move it to a more prominent position.

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  5. Of Gardens says:

    I love peonies…recently, and for the first time, I hosted a Peonies and Pimms party in my garden. It was the first year the peonies were really ready to be seen by others. They did not disappoint. Of course, I was asked many times how many peonies and how many different types of peonies I have in my garden. I had to think and could only hazard a good guess, not a definitive answer. I have my herbaceous peonies planted in rows like at NYBG, but my main source of inspiration are the peony beds at Penshurst in England. Now those are peony beds worthy of real envy.

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