Light yellow stamens highlight the center of ‘Peach Blossom Complexion’, a single flower in coral pink with frosted edges.
and Kasha Furman
I first met Kasha at a dinner party I had for a few friends back in the early 1980s. At the end of the party, I offered her a tree peony blossom from my modest garden, hoping it might cast a romantic spell. It did. And not too long afterward, we began making plans for our wedding and the peony garden we would nurture together.
Our search for a proper garden site took more than a year. This paled in comparison to our search for plants. We specifically wanted to grow Chinese tree peonies that were not readily available in the U.S., so for years, we wrote to individuals and organizations in China. When we finally found someone, they insisted that we purchase several hundred plants. Wanting only a few of the best specimens, we scrambled to sell the rest. But through the years, our passion for tree peonies has blossomed into a full-time business.