The Big Easy

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Name this plant;

  1. Show-stopping Blooms
  2. Has been cultivated for over 1000 years
  3. Deer resistant
  4. Blooms year after year



They require almost nothing but full sun, well-drained soil and patience. If you are willing to give them time to establish their root systems, they grow beautifully. By choosing varieties that flower early such as Red Charm, and later like Bowl of Beauty, you will have blooms through June. They effectively bridge the gap between spring Daffodils and summer perennials.

Peonies are boisterous, fragrant, and long-lasting so they make great cut flowers also. When cutting, cut in the late evening or early morning and leave at least two rows of leaves on the stem. Look for ants before bringing them inside too. Smash the stems with a mallet about an inch from the bottom before putting them in water with plant food.

We hear “low maintenance” almost every day. With Peonies added to your garden you will have Colorful, fragrant show-stoppers with very little effort on your part.

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