Peony flowers are eye-catching in bloom in the yard and as cut flowers. The perennial is long-lived in this region if given adequate growing conditions and requires minimal care.
Some pay respects to relatives that have passed with a visit to the cemetery about this time of year. Growing on a gentle slope by a grandparent’s grave in full sun with protection from summer hot afternoon sun are peonies planted more than fifty years ago. The grass growing around the now three-foot diameter cluster is well-tended, but the peonies have received only natural rainfall moisture and no other care. The slope gets all the Northern Plains elements throughout the year.
A peony demands so little and performs well in spring once established. This full sun location has a bit of extra moisture by a landscape wall, and the peonies are shaded in the late afternoon in summer.
Have you tried growing peonies? Do share thoughts with us!
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