It's Peony Party Time In The Hamptons: My Top Planting, Design, & Care Tips For My Favorite Flower
We’re heading into peony season in the Hamptons − my favorite time of year! Like a stunning supermodel these beauties take over a room the moment they enter. Here’s some snaps of my past peony prowess from my gardens at Maple Shade, how I like to arrange them in my home, and some easy planting and growing tips further below.
Did you know that a Peony represents these ideas & values?
1. Wealth: when the peony bushes in your garden are full of flowers then you will have a good fortune ahead.
2. Romantic love, with a particular focus on love between two strangers.
3. Beauty in all forms, yet all parts of the peony can be poisonous, especially when taken in excess
4. Bashfulness & shame
In my garden I have planted about 3o Festiva Maxima peony plants, and even more Sara Bernhardt. They produce my favorite blooms, fragrance, and color for arrangements.
Justin Hancock, senior director of marketing at Monrovia, shares the TOP TIPS for planting peonies: