Swenson Gardens

swenson gardens peony workshops


During our peony pick up days and peony barn sale we will be having peony workshops at 10 am, noon and 2 PM on Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th. So what is our peony workshops? Of course you can go to our YouTube video on how to plant a peony, but what if you need more hands on experience moving and dividing your own peonies? Well you have found the experts during these times to help you learn how to do this in your garden. Since fall is the best time to move, divide and plant peonies, why not learn how to do it? We will show you how to divide a peony in the ground and out of the ground. Now for those of you who would like to bring your cherished peony to us, please wash all the dirt off of your root mass, cut off the stems and let it rest in the shade for a couple of hours. Once the roots have ‘leathered’ up, bring it along with you and we will show you how to divide it. Peony roots are very brittle when they first come out of the ground. By letting them rest in the shade after you washed them and cut off the stems, the roots become less brittle, pliable and leathered up. The address for our peony farm is 10958 70th st sw, Howard Lake, MN. We look forward to seeing you at Swenson Gardens Peony Workshops!

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