Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tree Peonies are blooming

This is when I know Spring is really here, when these babies pop open it is truly spectacular. The bloom heads are easily 6 inches across, and the plants are loaded as you can see. I have red and Purple blooming now since they are in sunnier locations. I have a yellow and a pink in more of a shaded spot, I expect them to open by next week. These plants are extremely hardy and easy to maintain. Eye popping colors and size. The red plant was probably planted three years ago and the purple 2 years ago. I saw a tree peony in Wisely Gardens in England that was easily 6 feet tall. The bloom petals are papery thin thus making the blooms short lived. This does not preclude these from being great plants.

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