Full Bloom 2011
May 27, 2011 by Cricket Hill Garden
The rains finally abated and we have had several days of gorgeous weather…
The flowers on the tree peonies are enormous this year.
It’s also peony fairy season in the garden.
Last Friday we hosted a fundraiser for CT NOFA. Despite intermittent showers a good crowd came out to sample some delicious local wines and other beautiful treats.
Classic tree peonies….
‘Yang Guifei Wearing a Crown of Kingfisher Feathers’ 貴妃插翠
‘Tipsy Imperial Concubine’ 酒醉楊妃
- ‘Lucky 18 Red’ 十八號
A P. rockii hybrid which we need to identify. Though giving it a name will not add to its beauty one bit.
‘Red Lotus’ 紅蓮
Always a favorite with visitors, the Japanese tree peony ‘Island Brocade’ 島錦.
Some of the Peony Heaven test plants which are excited about this year…
‘Peony Heaven luminous Pink’ This plant is about 10 years old and over 6′ tall. We will offer young plants for sale next year.
This beautiful coral-red test plant bloomed for the first time this year. Luscious 8.5” flowers carry the distinct fragrance of a fresh sugar snap pea!
We selected this seedling out because of its lavender tones and ruffled form.
‘Mundy Hepburn: Garden Glass,’ show continues until July….
You never know who you are going to bump into at Cricket Hill.
We planted some very magic beans this year.
The glass family.
Garden views from this week….