Peonia rockii

This amazing tree peony was named for Austrian-American botanist Joseph Rock. I acquired my plant in 2020 and it is flowering for the first time. It comes from the mountains of Gansu in north-west China. When I look at it I am reminded that I never took advantage of a time when my Chinese sister-in-law … Continue reading Peonia rockii

Rāhui Day 51

These are pictures from the second, most recently created, part of the garden. I call it the ‘Hornbeam Gardens’, because I planted hornbeam hedges in 2015 to make two garden ‘rooms’. The top is a cut flower garden, the bottom is a spring shrub garden and ‘meadow’ later on. The pictures are from the ‘meadow’ … Continue reading Rāhui Day 51