Sunday May 31, 2020

Gardening: My little peonies

Breeders have crossed the hardy herbacious peony with its flowery cousin

21st June, 2015
Some peonies can be expensive, but they are long-lived: if properly cared for, they can last generations

Who could imagine snipping off the burgeoning buds of peony flowers and using them as projectiles for a slingshot? Its hard to fathom cutting those tight petal-packed globes just before they reveal their luxuriant blooms, but that is exactly what Roger Anderson did as a boy growing up in Wisconsin. In fact, back then he thought that was all peonies were good for. Fast-forward a couple of decades – his grandmother’s love of peonies has...

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