We do NOT grow or sell micro-propagated peonies. Our perennials including delphiniums and peonies are grown in our own fields.
We have not moved but Canada Post has given us a new address. We are still located just north of Peterborough. Our nursery had another exciting year in 2012. We attended the American Peony Society convention in Omaha and for the first time took blooms for the competition with us on the airplane. We won several ribbons including a Court of Honor for Illini Warrior. The Peony Festival was once again held at the Oshawa Botanical Gardens in June. We won many ribbons including one for the Court of Honour.
Blossom Hill specializes in delphiniums and peonies. In recent years we have offered mail order services to Canadian and USA destinations, as well as direct sales from our home. Many years ago, we added British strain Delphinium elatum to our gardens and discovered that they possess stronger stems, larger florets and are also hardier than other Delphinium elatum. We have been hybridizing our own stain ever since.
We are excited to include many new varieties of peonies to this year’s catalogue. Each year more varieties reach maturity in the field, so they can be added to the catalogue. We now have more than 600 varieties (3000 plants) including species, tree, herbaceous and Itoh (Intersectional) peonies. The collection produces an amazing show. Visitors are welcome at the nursery to view our many perennial beds and trial gardens. The main show for peony flowers is the month of June, with some blooming in late May and early July. Delphiniums tend to flower from mid-June to mid-July and again in late summer and autumn.
We open Sunday, May 19th until September 30th but we will have reduced hours. The past few seasons have involved increasing our peony collection and therefore enlarging and changing our growing areas. We will be open fewer days to allow more time for maintenance and breeding. To highlight the peak bloom seasons we are once again inviting everyone to a Peony Open Garden event, Sunday June 09th, 2013 and a Delphinium Open Garden event, Sunday July 07th, 2013. Business hours are by appointment or chance. Please contact us before planning to visit. Blossom Hill is a founding member of Garden Route, a group of garden related businesses in the Peterborough area. Visit us in person or via the internet at www.gardenroute.ca.
Our catalogue continues to be in a plant list format without pictures to reduce printing expenses. However, photographs of many of our plants are posted on our website for your information and enjoyment.
Joe, Hazel and Amy Cook
Last updated Sunday, July 14, 2013