Red and Pink Itoh Hybrid Peonies in Full Bloom

The Luoyang Tree Peony Garden is still bursting with color as the late-blooming Itoh “intersectional” peonies are showing all their glory. They are a cross between tree and herbaceous peonies. Garden manager Julian Leung gives them a good drink to keep them happy as the weather grows warmer and drier. Colors now blooming range from vibrant red to pale pink and white, and many plants still have buds ready to pop open. A few late-blooming tree peonies are also in bloom just north of the Itoh variety.

Other plants contributing color to the garden now include the bright yellow lilies around the pond, which also is covered with water lilies. Come for a walk soon with family, friends, and your camera.

Gorgeous Blooms on Itoh Hybrid Peonies

Come for a walk in this fantastic weather and see the beautiful hybrid “intersectional” peonies at the height of bloom. About 70% of the bushes now have buds open. They should continue blooming for another week… though with this warm sunny weather, the remainder could pop their buds open any day. These Itoh peonies are a cross between tree and herbaceous peonies and are among the most spectacular varieties in the garden… in shades of pink and yellow/gold.

Celebrating Chinese Culture at Peony and Bamboo Festival

What a beautiful weekend in the Garden for our May 12-13 Peony and Bamboo Festival. The Wahaha Dance Group delighted the audience with their lively traditional dances. Visit again soon for more photos and an update on current peony blooms. Come for a walk!

Shadow Patterns

Late afternoon is a special time for appreciating the Garden’s architectural details and the interplay of light and shadow. This view of the east gate reveals the intricate layering of design elements and color, from blue sky to woodwork. Come for a walk and savor the Garden’s beauty as the sun slips into the western horizon. Photo by Sandy Marvinney. 

Who is this doggie in the Garden ?

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Who is this doggie in the Garden ?

It’s Willow … with her companion, Laurel Seely.

The Garden is open to dogs with their two-footed friends, even those lacking this pair’s perfect garden names. Note that Willow is on a leash. Please bring plastic baggies for you know what. Our big field is great for walking dogs, but also is enjoyed by children and many other visitors. Woof woof !