Early June 2013 at Cricket Hill Garden
June 6, 2013 by Cricket Hill Garden
We have had perfect weather the last few days and it is sublime to spend time at Cricket Hill Garden. Enjoy the photos below of some of our latest blooming tree peonies, as well as some spectacular intersectional (itoh) and herbaceous peonies.
‘White Goose of Shimane’ 島根白雁 Shimane Hakugan. This was our latest blooming Japanese tree peony this year.
‘Chromatella’ (Lemoine 1920). This French tree peony shares a trait common to many of the first generation of Lutea hybrid tree peonies; the lovely flowers are not well supported and face downwards.
‘Cora Louise‘ (Anderson, 1986) A favorite intersectional peony.
‘Bartzella‘ (Anderson, 1986). This blossom measured over 9” in diameter!
‘Maroon Dragon Claw‘ This intersectional peony was hybridized by our old friend Frank Simone.
Catching up with old friends and making new ones is a wonderful aspect of the Peony Festival.
The last few days have been perfect peony weather, sunny, but not too hot or humid.
‘Red Embroidery Needles’ with Mundy Hepburn’s garden glass in the background.
Paeonia anomala, with its finely cut foliage and good stature still retains lots of garden interest even after the blooms have passed.
P. veitchii var. alba, another wild species herbaceous peony.
One of our herbaceous seedling plants which impressed us very much this year.
Another peach-colored seedling herbaceous peony.