Plant a Peony
Plant a Peony in Your Garden this Fall
For a charming cottage garden or as a landscaping backdrop, peonies provide literally generations of pleasure. In early spring, foliage emerges with a reddish tint before bursting with branches brimming with blooms in late spring and early summer. Lasting into fall, the leaves begin to turn bronze with a purplish tint, giving three seasons of peony enjoyment.
Easy to grow and virtually maintenance-free, once established, peonies are hardy in zones 3-8. Peonies do best when planted in the fall. Make sure the eyes are planted no deeper than 2 inches under the soil; if planted too deeply, the bush will not bloom.