New Peony Varieties
Since we closed the gates for the end of the season, we’ve been working on the plant bed for the new peony varieties coming end of September. Rototiling, adding compost, and on Saturday, liming the soil. Clay soil, you know. The rain should do its job of mixing the lime into the soil. Then, we’ll bring in the top soil and we’ll be ready for the planting.
I am so excited about these group of peonies. The way they name the peonies make them enticing anyway. Then to check them out, you see those lovely photographs and I am hooked. Singles, semi-doubles, doubles. Peony Heaven!
Here are the new varieties coming this end of September:
||Iphigenia Tree Peony
|Black Panther Tree Peony
||June Rose||Raspberry Sundae
|Bowl of Cream
||Lafayette Escadrille Itoh||Sword Dance
||Leda Tree Peony||Tom Cat
|Coral n Gold
||Many Happy Returns||Top Brass
||Monsieur Jules Elie||Tourangelle
|Doreen||Orchid Anne||Walter Mains
||Paul Wilde||White Ivory
||Philippe Rivoire||Wilford Johnson
|Henry Sass||Pink Jitterbug||Anna Marie Tree Peony
|Hephestos Tree Peony||Prairie Charm Itoh||Hana Kisoi Tree Peony|
I am trying to organize my new planting by color. I thought it’d be fun to see same colors fluttering in the wind. We’ll see how successful that effort will be. No telling when another peony or two might catch my attention!
Peonies on Parade May 2012
May 2012 Peonies on Parade will definitely be quite a show of colors, lots of colors. It’ll be a peony lover’s show. Last May and June, our locals at Sequim, WA, were very supportive of my new endeavor. They were also excited to see the peonies in bloom. (Didn”t know we have soooo many peony enthusiasts here in Sequim. I love it.)