Peonies make me very happy.
What good is a garden if we don't bring a little bit of it inside?
Each stem produces several blossoms. They usually bloom in succession, rarely all at once. I cut the first blossoms above the other buds. This gives a pretty short stem; too short for a vase.
|in the gathering basket|
But they look perfectly lovely floating in a big bowl.
Peonies have been with us for thousands of years. Ancient China positively revered peonies, especially the fluffy ones, and its influence on art and culture is legendary. But we'll save that for another post.
Anyone else have a thing for peonies?
Thanks for reading,