Cricket Hill Garden in Thomaston on 670 Walnut Hill Road is expecting to be in full peony bloom soon. Founded in 1989 by Kasha and David Furman with a focus on Chinese Tree Peonies they were one of the first nurseries in the United States to sell true-to-name varieties of these rare and beautiful plants. Like all of nature’s creations, peony blossoms come in a variety of shapes with interesting names from Lotus that is a semi-double bloom to hundred proliferate that is a double bloom and thousand petals crown just to name a few types of blooms.
This year Cricket Hill Garden is open for curbside pick-up on Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To choose your plant, be sure to browse their selection of potted peonies and potted fruit trees and berry bushes before you arrive. It is easy to place your order online and to pick the plants up. The plants will be in the pickup area with your last name and order number clearly marked.
If you are in the market for a Mother’s Day gift, Cricket Hill Garden will be happy to ship the peonies of your choice with the added bonus of 15% off to commemorate Mother’s Day. Peonies available for shipping include the magnificent imperial reign, rose scattered with gold, multi colored butterfly, capital red, Hubei blue, cinnamon pink, ancient red, paeonia anomala and paeonia japonica.