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So Excited

May 5th, 2016

I’ve always loved tree peonies, though I’ve never had one in the garden. Last summer I purchased two from a lovely little garden center nearby. They may bloom this year, they may not. Either way, I’m super excited that they both survived the winter and look healthy and happy. Neither are in their final resting place, both will be moved eventually.
Tree Peony 1
Tree Peony 2
You can bet that I’ll be eagerly watching them to see if I might be graced with a lovely bloom this spring. If not, I guess next spring will have to do. The color of the emerging growth and the gracefulness of the plant is more than enough to make up for it. I can’t wait to see what color the blooms will be!

Do you grow tree peonies? Any blooms your especially looking forward to this year?

3 Comments to “So Excited”
  1. Nebraska Dave on May 5, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Susie, no peony tree here but I have two regular peony plants. They fill the gap from Spring flowers until the iris start blooming. I planted some summer flowers in the garden this year so I’ll see how that turns out.

    Have a great peony tree excited day.

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  2. Kyle on May 5, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I inherited an unhappy peony that was in a shade garden dug in too deep. I moved it two falls ago and had plenty of foliage last year but no blooms. This year, it looks fantastic and it looks like I am going to get a lovely show in the next couple of weeks.

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  3. Julia at Home on 129 Acres on May 5, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    My parents got a peony tree a few years ago, but it’s become more of a bush than a tree. The blooms are huge, and I’m sure it would be stunning as a tree. Any idea if they can prune off some of the extra branches and train it into more of a tree shape?

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