The Peony Journal

April 17, 2023

Stop and Smell the Flowers

Commercial peony farms sound like a dream come true, imagining rows and rows of peony plants blooming in the full range of colors. When in reality every flower that blooms in the field is an unsold flower, and could also lead to potential disease and more work down the line. Knowing this, it is easy […]

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November 15, 2022

Peony Seasonality and Extended Bloom Time

There is no doubt that peonies are one of the most beloved flowers. Used as a cut flower in the most important ceremonies across the world, and grown as the crown jewel in the most humble garden peonies are celebrated around the globe. But with a relatively short bloom season, peonies leave the world yearning […]

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September 1, 2022

6 Steps for Maximizing Peony Vase Life

It’s July and your box of fresh peonies has just arrived from Alaska! You’re already wondering what you can do to make sure your peonies last as long as possible in the vase, so we’re going to share six easy steps that you can take to ensure your peonies put on a big, beautiful, and […]

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July 12, 2022

Top 5 Most Fragrant Peonies

Most people enjoy flowers with their eyes first, almost immediately followed by sticking their nose right in the center to take a deep breath of the incredible fragrance. Usually it is a pleasant experience, but occasionally we find one that makes you think twice about how deep of a breath you take next time. In […]

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May 17, 2022

How Many Peonies Should You Order?

Ordering peonies for a wedding or event can be intimidating if you aren’t a professional floral designer. They are expensive, large and can be difficult to design with. We partnered with an experienced designer to give you the tips you’ll need to feel confident when ordering and designing with peonies. With these easy to follow […]

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March 6, 2022

A Beginner’s Guide to Peony Bloom Forms

Discussions on peony bloom forms are long and detailed depending on who you ask and where you are located. Western and Eastern forms represent various characteristics including appearance, culture, and politics. The Eastern region has had a great deal of time to expand their descriptions of peony forms. Eastern forms have been studied and fine-tuned […]

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December 17, 2021

Must Have Red Peonies

What color is a red peony? Burgundy, cherry, raspberry, port wine, ruby, watermelon, merlot. All of these words could be used to describe a red peony, but is the color you receive going to be the color you imagined? Red is one of the hardest colors to describe, and get correct without the opportunity to […]

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October 15, 2021

Honeybees And Peonies, A Perfect Match

Most peonies grown for commercial production aren’t allowed to flower in the field. Instead, the peonies are harvested in bud form and held in a chiller until bloom time, which is one of the reasons peonies are such an amazing and versatile flower. But did you know that a peony doesn’t have to bloom in […]

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August 26, 2021

Designing a Perennial Garden With Peonies

A beautiful home garden isn’t quite complete without Mother Nature’s crown jewel, the peony!  Universally beloved, peonies will provide you with years of beauty to enjoy in your garden and home, and all it takes is a bit of planning, labor and time. Consider Your Garden Site  Peonies can be grown in USDA zones 2-8, […]

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July 16, 2021

10 Reasons Why Peonies Fail To Bloom

Though peonies have interesting foliage, most people grow them for the spectacular flowers that they produce. Peonies take center stage as a premier spring and summer cut flower in home and commercial gardens, where they dominate in mixed borders, mass plantings and as a single specimen plant. However, flower growing is not without its obstacles, […]

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June 13, 2021

Top 5 Most Requested Peonies, And 5 Lesser Known Gems You’ll Love

When it comes to peonies it is hard to pick a favorite. There are the easily recognizable powerhouse names like Sarah Bernhardt and Kansas that instantly make your heart flutter with anticipation of their tried-and-true beauty. But discovering the gorgeousness of lesser known varieties such as Jacorma and Moonstone will leave you feeling like you’ve […]

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May 11, 2021

Peonies In The Kitchen: Three Delicious Recipes To Make Now

We all know the magical beauty and intoxicating scent of peonies, but did you know that peonies are edible too? In fact, peonies were originally grown for medicinal purposes utilizing the roots, petals and even the seeds. Although peonies are still used in herbal medicine today, we more commonly know peonies for their beauty in […]

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April 9, 2021

A Librarian’s Daughter: The Smell Of A Good Book Is Just As Enticing As The Fragrance Of A Peony

As peony growers, the pace of modern society can make it feel like the world is flying by us, with technology bringing us new information at every angle, making it hard to slow down and enjoy the calm beauty that we’ve created outside in our gardens. Today, in honor of the old-time charm that peonies […]

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March 26, 2021

10 Reasons Why Peonies Are The Perfect Wedding Flower

Peonies have won the hearts of people around the world and symbolize many different things culturally, depending on the country. But one tradition shared globally is the love of  peonies for wedding celebrations. Here are 10 reasons why this unstoppable flower experiences such universal appeal. Peonies are a wedding tradition that never goes out of […]

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