Blossom Hill’s 2014 year was amazing. Our 20th anniversary year began with The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario attending the Peony Reveal Event at Whistling Gardens to celebrate our donation of over 600 peony varieties to their gardens. Peonies from Blossom Hill Nursery have won many awards but last year was the most significant. Our ‘Illini Belle’ entry was ‘Best in Show' for the American Peony Society and our ‘Bartzella’ won ‘Grand Champion’ at the Canadian Peony Society convention. This was our third Canadian championship. The ‘finishing touch’ to our ‘business bouquet’ was receiving the Best Micro Business Award from the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce.
Blossom Hill specializes in delphiniums and peonies. Our perennials including delphiniums and peonies are grown in our own fields. Peonies are only available as bare root plants in the fall. This is the best time of year to propagate them. We do NOT grow or sell micro-propagated peonies. We offer 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. They possess stronger stems, larger florets and are hardier than other Delphinium elatum. We have been hybridizing our own stain ever since. Our delphiniums have won the only two Bronze Medals from The Delphinium Society (UK) awarded in Canada.
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 (4500 plants) including species, tree, herbaceous and Itoh (Intersectional) peonies. The collection produces an amazing show. Most peonies flower 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.
Check out our award winning peonies and delphiniums on our webpage or even better, tour our gardens.
We are open by appointment or chance starting May, 2015. To highlight the peak bloom seasons we are once again inviting everyone to a Peony Open Garden event, Sunday, June 14th, 2015 and a Delphinium Open Garden event, Saturday July 4th, 2015.
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 Saturday, March 07, 2015