Learn all about peony care, growing at ‘Work to Learn’ party

Get a free demonstration of peony growing and care at the Sequim Botanical Garden Society’s next “Work to Learn” Party this weekend.

The society will presentation on gorgeous and irresistible peonies with Gail Ditmore from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, at the Terrace Garden at the Water Reuse Demonstration Park in Carrie Blake Community Park.

Ditmore will have a handout for attendees listing general care and handling of peonies to give out during the presentation. Besides their spectacular flowers in a palette that ranges from white to yellow to pink to magenta, peony foliage is unusual with its deeply lobed leaves which last from spring until frost. They are long-lived perennials that are easy to care for and provide a wonderful focus in a yard, local gardening experts note.

“I am just an average gardener learning as I go by trial and error like most people do,” Ditmore said. “I am certainly no expert! I have had the joy of planting peonies through the years, my favorite being the Sarah Bernhardt. If I can grow them, anyone can!”

The Sequim Botanical Garden Society is a volunteer partner with the City of Sequim and a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides information and a demonstration of what can be done in home gardening with research-based horticultural practices at the Terrace Garden.

For more information, visit fb.me/SequimBotanicalGarden or SequimBotanicalGarden.org.