tree peony season 2007

Jim McKenney
Fri, 18 May 2007 18:40:41 PDT
Thanks for your interest in the tree peonies. 

I've been acquiring tree peonies off and on for over thirty years. They have
come from a variety of sources. Some of the earliest acquisitions came from
local hardware stores back in the days when they were sold for about $4.00
each! That was a long time ago. Many of the oldest plants do not have names;
when purchased they simply had color descriptions or the names were lost
over the years. Acquisitions made during the last fifteen years are better

The plants are scattered around the garden, but most grow in two parallel
rows about thirty feet long forming what I think of as my tree peony walk.
Plants in other, sunnier parts of the garden bloom more profusely. 

After a slow start, they get better yearly. When they are in bloom, I don't
want to leave the garden!

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the early Paeonia
lactiflora cultivars are in full bloom. 
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