Have you ever smelled a flower sweeter than the peony? Or seen a flower with more delicate petals or a more beautiful color spectrum from crimson to pale pink in the same bloom? They are simply gorgeous and they make the most beautiful bouquets.
I don’t know about you, but we have had a ton of rain! My heart goes out to all the people who are dealing with flooding. For me the rain has been a blessing because it has created a virtual wonderland of garden specimens. If I ever wondered before what plants need the most, I don’t wonder anymore. It’s rain!
About the Peony
The peony or paeony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. Peonies are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America. Scientists differ on the number of species that can be distinguished, ranging from 25 to 40, although the current consensus is 33 known species.
Facts about peonies:
1. They are fairly large flowers they can be 10 inches in size. Marco polo described them as roses as big as cabbages when he’s saw them for the first time.
2. Peonies are the floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, AND the 12th wedding anniversary flower.
3. Speaking of weddings, you should have them in your wedding bouquet as they are regarded as a symbol of good fortune and a happy marriage.
4. They love potassium! Potassium is essential for stem strength and resisting disease.
5. They can live to be 100 years old.
6. They come in every color except Blue. Pink is the most fragrant of all and my favorite!
Check these out!
Here they all are after bringing them in before arranging them.
Look at them now!
The things in these little tiny vases are what’s underneath all the petals. I think they’re very cool looking.
Omg it smells so good in here!
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