Hard to believe we are getting to the end of our 2020 Swenson Gardens peony season. For those of you who ordered online, there were three choices for shipping and pick up. Let me explain in detail what that means and what we suggest for planting times in your USDA Growing Zones.
Option 1 – First ship date order by August 14, 2020. This option is the preferred time for gardeners in USDA Growing Zones 2 – 5 to plant their peonies. Orders will be shipped in mid-September. This is not the best time for gardeners in USDA Growing Zones 6 – 8 coastal due to the higher temps in those zones. Thus if you are in Zones 6 – 8 coastal and checked this date, we moved you to the second ship date. Since Zones 2 – 5 are cooler locations, this is the preferred time to plant peonies.
Option 2 – Second ship date order by September 25, 2020. This option is the preferred time for gardeners in USDA Growing Zones 6 – 8 coastal to plant their peonies. Orders will be shipped in mid-October. It is still ok though for gardeners in USDA Growing Zones 3 – 5 to order and plant their peonies before the ground freezes. Zone 2 orders would not be advisable due to the possibility of the ground being frozen. The last day to order for 2020 is September 25th.
Pick up – The last day to order for pick up is August 14, 2020. No pick up orders available after this date. Pick up days are September 11th and 12th, 2020 from 9a to 5P.
Thanks again for the opportunity of nurturing your peonies this year. Happy planting…soon!