Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join Dan Furman of Cricket Hill Garden for an in-depth presentation and demonstration on all aspects of peony propagation. The workshop will begin with a slide talk giving an overview of the world of peonies, followed by a demonstration of dividing an herbaceous peony as well as grafting a tree peony. Growing peonies from seed will also be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will be given a pack of peony seeds to sow in their own gardens. This is a workshop for all who love peonies and want to learn how to make more!
Dan Furman is a second-generation peony grower at Cricket Hill Garden in Thomaston, CT. Since joining the business in 2010, he has worked to expand the peony hybridization and production programs at the nursery. In addition to peonies, he is interested in growing pawpaws, persimmons, Asian pears, and other unusual fruits in Northwestern Connecticut.