Wednesday, August 18, 2010

When Do Peonies Bloom Where?

Bridgewater Gardens, located near Ann Arbor, Michigan receives requests for fresh cut peonies throughout the year. In Michigan our peonies bloom only during the month of June and sometimes in very late May. We are putting together this list of where peonies bloom throughout all the months of the year.  For more information on peony bloom dates in Michigan be sure to check out our peony page.

January - we are not aware of peonies being in bloom anywhere in the world in January, Februrary, or March.  If you know of someplace please let us know.

April - Southern USA (Arkansas, North Carolina)

May - Southern USA (North Carolina, Missouri) West Coast (Oregon, Washington state)

June - Northern USA (Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont)

July - Northern USA (Alaska, Michigan Upper Peninsula, Wisconsinn) Canada

August - Alaska (the only known place in the world for August is Alaska)

September - South America

October - South America (Chile)

November - Southern Hemisphere (Tasmania which is south of Australia, New Zealand), Chile

December - Southern Hemisphere (Tasmania which is south of Australia, New Zealand) Chile

Do you have additional information on when peonies are in season throughout  the world? If so please let me know through the comments below.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Need a Peony Gift?

Do you need a gift for a peony lover? Then check out the Bridgewater Peonies store on Zazzle where you will find a great selection of peony stationary, peony keychains, peony notecards, peony postcards, peony tote bags, peony mousepads, peony T-shirts, peony pet apparel, and even peony Womens Keds Shoes.

All items have been designed with photos of peonies grown by Bridgewater Gardens.

Peony Gift

Monday, August 16, 2010

Peonies - In August?

We often receive requests for peonies for August wedding flowers. The only place we have ever heard of peonies blooming in August is Alaska wher spring and summer arrive very late. The best thing to do is to search Google with "peonies Alaska" and you should be able to find some peony growers in Alaska.

To order beautiful fresh cut peonies for overnight delivery in June each year please visit cut peonies.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ladys Mantle

"Do you sell any other types of flowers besides peonies?" is a question we are often asked by our customers. Up until this point the answer has been no. We did experiment with shipping fresh cut lilacs several years ago. The lilacs did not ship nearly as well as the peonies do so we only shippedthe lilacs for one season.

Begining in 2011 we will offer a limited amount of Ladys Mantle available for local pickup only. We are located about 15 minutes from Ann Arbor, MI so if you are in the area and need Ladys Mantle please cotact us.

We have grown Ladys Mantle as a nice foliage plant in our shade gardens for many years. The leaves are a beautiful shade of green and in late May or early June the plants make spikes of tiny yellow flowers.

Recently a local florist starting purchasng Ladys Mantle from us and she has always told us how Ladys Mantle is the in thing with floral designers right now. That peaked our interest so we planted more Ladys Mantle.

If anyone knows how to pack and ship Ladys Mantle please let us know by leaving a comment below.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fresh Cut Peonies

Bridgewater Gardens is a grower of beautiful fresh cut peonies. We overnight ship fresh cut peonies to all parts of the USA in June of each year. Bridgewater Gardens has shipped peony flowers to all 50 states including Alaska and Hawaii.

Our peony season normally begins around June 2 or June 3, although it could be a week earlier if we have a warm spring like we did during the 2010 cut peony season.

For more information on our beautiful fresh cut peonies please visit our website.