Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.
Peonies, the elegant grand dames of gardens past, are coming back into favor. There are wide arrays of varieties to choose from, including lovely doubles, chiffon-like singles and stately tree peonies, and even some that will tolerate shade. Heather Sherwood will discuss and demonstrate division, proper planting depth, and other cultural techniques for herbaceous and tree peonies. Rediscover this wonderful, easy-to-grow perennial with the fragrance that will take you back to grandma’s garden. Students will receive a bare root peony for their own garden.
Heather Sherwood, senior horticulturist, Chicago Botanic Garden
Classroom 5, Learning Center