We asked the Chair of the Peony Society to share her no-nonsense tips for how to grow the perfect, blousy peonies - including how to plant them, care for them and how to help them look their best once they've been cut and arranged in a vase.
Cottage-Style Landscape Design
Plants with multiple petals, such as roses and peonies, are cottage-style favorites, and they have the added benefit of sweet scent. Contrast heights within beds by using spiky classics such as foxgloves and delphiniums.
backyard flower garden design
Florentina, Kordes, 2011
These flowers are my absolute favorite! GREAT tips on how to grow peonies in your garden!
Kathleen Gagan talks about different peony forms, shows how to select and plant peony roots, and gives growing tips.While the beauty and elegance of peonies could seem intimidating to a novice gardener, caring for them is much simpler than you might think.