The Peony Journal

November 22, 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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September 12, 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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