February 13, 2017

Peonies in February

One of My Favourite Gardens Grows



I do enjoy Winter, but, sometime in February, I start to think about Gardens and June when the Peonies are blooming.  

Peonies are one of my favourite flowers, but, they don't bloom in February in my area.

All I can offer is pictures of Peonies in February.

This will be a reminder of all the lovely things to come.


The Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens have one of the best Peony Collections with over 300 varieties.  Look for it HERE.


The flowers bloom over a period of five weeks starting around May 20.

The Festival this year is June 10 and 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The Festival dates are chosen for optimum Bloom time.
You can get more details HERE


At the Festival they have a Juried Peony Show, Vendors, Music, Photo and Art Contests, and Food Vendors.  
Also, the Matsuyama Bonsai Society 30th Annual Show will be there.


This is one of the best shows around and guess what?  It is free! 

If you can't make it on the weekend of the Festival, that's okay because you can go anytime.  I sometimes go two or three times during the bloom period so I can see as many peonies as possible.


The Peony Garden, although an integral part of Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens, is only part of the garden.  There is always more to see.  In June though, it is the Peonies that steal the show.


This is a small glimpse of June in February.  I hope it's not too cold where you are, but, if it is maybe thoughts of Peonies in June will warm you.

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Thanks for visiting.


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  1. Hi Barbara, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, that is how I found yours! Looks like we have the love of gardening in common. I am also interested in interior design and decorating, but don't blog about it.
    Your peony post is quite lovely with wonderful photos of these beautiful flowers. Unfortunately, here in San Diego I can't grow regular peonies because we don't have enough winter chill, but I have heard that I could grow tree peonies. That is something I would like to try in the future. They are pretty pricey, though!
    Warm regards,

    1. Hi Christina. I realy enjoyed seeing your roses. Are they in bloom now?

      We are in Ontario, Canada. I guess we have the right climate for Peonies. If you can try tree peonies, and I hope they will grow for you, you will love them.


  2. I really love peonies but they're hard to find around here. I live in Huntington Beach in SoCal and I don't ever see them in gardens in my neigborhood. Also, I wanted to thank you Barbara, for taking time to leave a comment on my post, I sure appreciate your visit and I'm happy I found your blog!
    Leslie aka
    gwen moss

  3. Leslie

    Thank you so much. Your recipe for Salted Chocolate Lavender Cupcakes looks so good. I am looking forward to trying them. I'll be looking for future posts from Gwen Moss.


  4. Barbara, peonies in February, no it's March now, is just what I needed! There's just something about peonies!

  5. They always give me a boost, Jean. Especially at this time of year.


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