Monday, September 30, 2013

My New Tree Peony

I planted a new tree peony yesterday, one that I picked up a few weeks ago at Green Springs Gardens in Fairfax. I wouldn't say I am a collector of tree peonies, but they are probably my favorite plant in my garden, and I have three--two pink ones and one red one. Green Springs is a public garden and is a great place to walk around and get ideas. They have a wide variety of trees and shrubs, and perennial, herb, and vegetable gardens, and they also have a small garden shop where they sell plants they propagate from the gardens. So when I saw this potted yellow tree peony I had to have it. I had an area of daylilies that I was tired of (mine look good for about 10 minutes in July), so Walt dug them out this weekend, we picked out hundred of daylily roots,  and we added some compost to the area and it was ready for planting. The tree peony I purchased is a yellow one,  Paeonia suffruticosa 'Kinshi.'

Ready to plant
Newly planted tree peony
I think it has plenty of room to grow,  and this is what we have to look forward to. It might be a few years before it blooms, so I'll have to be patient.

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Kinshi'
I also have a new pile of rocks I need to spread around. I brought back a bunch from Lake Erie when we were in Cleveland in August, and I also brought back a few from Maine. I love my rocks.


  1. And you saw an exciting soccer game ;)

  2. And I got to see one of my two favorite soccer players!