Cosmos in an Essex Center field
One of the pleasures of being a working gardener is plying my trade in the most beautiful of locations. On a stunning early fall day in Essex Center, I had the pleasure of dividing old treasured Peonies, a family of such going back generations.
The roots were the size of Baby Ruth candy bars, some of them, and the flowers back in June were not spectacular, meaning it was time to cut 'em up. At the end, I was honored with a few divisions, which is a great perk in my business.
Throwing Peonies back in the ground can be tricky; plant too shallow and the eyes freeze, plant too deep and you might not get great blooms, if any at all.

Here's a link to a cool Peony place on the web. Peony's Envy is a well known nursery in New Jersey.

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