Peonies

peonyPeonies are lush, gorgeous perennial plants! Many of them live to 100 years of age.

Plant peonies in a sunny to partly sunny area. They require little care, and each year they will reward you with beautiful blooms, as long as ants come along. Peonies need the ants to bloom, so let them crawl all over the plant.

Peonies are considered a spring plant, but mine usually don’t come in until late spring, early summer.

Peonies don’t much care for transplanting, so pick your spot well. They can be transplanted. When we moved, my husband brought some of his peonies with us–his family has had the same peonies for years. It took a few years, but now they are thriving.

Plant your peony in the fall. Dig a big hole, add in bone meal and the plant. Be sure the roots are buried no more than 2 inches below the surface of the soil! Water.

Peonies come in a variety of colors, including pink, yellow, white, and red. We have the pink variety in our garden, but I’d love to add some yellow, white, and red!

With little to no work, peonies will provide you with luscious blooms year after year. As an added bonus, peonies make beautiful cut flowers that will last at least a week in vases.

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