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#145: Peonies 101 with Dave Dowling

by | Jun 4, 2022

In this episode, I sit down with my good friend Dave Dowling to cover the basics of growing peonies.  For home gardeners, we cover where and how to plant them, when and how to fertilize, watering, deadheading and fall cleanup. For commercial growers, we cover varieties to grow for profit, purchasing tips, environmental conditions where they thrive, weed prevention, spacing & bed prep, disbudding, when and how to harvest, and conditioning tips.

Links & Mentions

Dave’s online course, published by The Gardener’s Workshop: Flower Farming School Online: Bulbs, Perennials, Woodies, and More!


The Field and Garden Podcast is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers, owner of The Gardener’s WorkshopFlower Farming School Online, and the publisher of Farmer-Florist School Online and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with Lisa on social media!