peony

27 May

peony13 004Only two things are required for success raising peonies.  Give them enough sun; even part-day sun will do.  Provide some kind of prop.  The blossoms are so heavy that a good rain will cause them to droop to the ground.  Grow-through stakes work well or, as I’ve done here, plant something at the base to keep them upright (in this case variegated sedum).  Some people dislike the fact that they attract ants.  Planting tansy nearby is supposed to help, which I intend to try this year.

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2 Responses to “peony”

  1. Forest So Green May 27, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    They are a lovely color.

  2. funflowerfacts May 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    I love peonies, too! But I really don’t like those ants!! Do let us know if tansy can really keep the ants away!

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