THE MAJESTIC PEONY!
I just adore their multi-petaled creaminess.
Once I tried to count the petals of a peony bloom......I gave up after I reached 100.
Did you know that the peony was named after Paeon of Greek Mythology?
|hundreds of medicinal uses|
If fresh heavy cream could be a flower, it would be a peony. Laced with sweet strawberry juice for that beautiful, yet subtle pink hue.
|Indiana state flower!|
A single bloom makes a gorgeous bouquet all by itself. Peonies have been known to bloom for over 50 years! You can read all about caring for them here.
Because of the sticky substance on the buds, peonies will attract ants, however they are not needed for blooming(old wives tale).
When I pick mine, I submerge them bloom first into a large bucket of water. Any ants scamper out and then I bring the flowers inside.
Replace the vase water daily and cut fresh tips. If the stems are thick or woody, I give
it an upwards cut to create more surface area for water absorption.
|Even the globe buds are beautiful|
Peonies and silver.....what a wonderful combination.
Now go have a lovely day!
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
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