Peony Greed and Other Confessions
Favorite, Old-Fashioned Girls: Duchess de Nemours and Sarah Bernhardt, Fresh from the Garden
Friends and clients often inquire about peony supports. “Hoops, stakes or something else?”, they ask. The rain, the wind, the weight; it all brings up the flopping fears. I nod sympathetically. “Try something natural”, I usually say, “Something like twigs, twine, branches”. But the truth is, I really have no idea what they are talking about. I’ve never had a single flopping peony in my garden.
Because I cut them all.
Â Violet-Blue Nepeta and Cerise-Pink Paeonia, a Long-Standing Love-Affair (Peonia lactiflora ‘Kansas’)
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One Reply to “Peony Greed and Other Confessions”
Gorgeous peonies, and I understand how they never get a chance to flop lol…I’d cut them all too.
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