Spring memories sustain us at Cricket Hill Garden in the stark cold landscape of winter. Conjure that peony blossom, inhale deeply, and one can be lost in the fragrance of those luscious petals.
Winter is the time for planning and dreaming of the garden, remembering the past season and what was successful and what needs to improve. If we are to consider peony plants as part of the broader landscape plan, the questions of placement and design are numerous.
This is especially true as one considers the subtle, yet distinct characteristics of peony varieties. When planning peonies in the landscape, we may choose to consider the color, form, and fragrance, as well as bloom time and foliage.
There are about as many ways to plan a garden as there are to decorate a house. Styles range from the formal to natural, historic to modern, colorful to monotone. Start with your own style, think about the land you have to work with, the house you are trying to match, and dream. Then take the time to prepare the soil, deal with drainage issues and discover the pattern of the sun.
If you want to design a garden with peony, choose a bright and airy area and keep to plant. Look at the inspiration here to create an amazing peony garden.