Tag: Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’
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”. […]Read More
Beautiful Endings: Farewell to June . . .
Beautiful Endings: Paeonia lactiflora ‘Duchesse de Nemours’ with Paeonia lactiflora ‘Kansas’ As June draws to a close —petals falling like rain from over-flowing vases— and a new month begins, it feels as if the entire world has burst into a never-ending wave of bloom. Sultry days alternate with drenching rains; summer’s recipe for voluptuous blossoms […]Read More
Time Standing Still: The Immortal Beauty of Duchesse de Nemours and the Pleasure of Peonies in June…
Creamy white Paeonia lactiflora ‘Duchesse de Nemours’ picks up some blush from pink-tinged ‘Mother’s Choice’ and an unidentified rose-red cultivar. Vase by Aletha SoulÃ©. Paeonia lactiflora ‘Duchesse de Nemours’ Â© 2010 Michaela at TGE Oh, Victorie Augusta Antonia de Saxe-Coburg-Gotha -better known as the Duchesse de Nemours– you must have been an extraordinary woman to […]Read More