Birthday peonies

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I can never decide on my absolute FAVORITE flower, because there are so many that I love, but if I had to pick, I think it would be peonies – which makes it so nice that they’re blooming this year on my birthday!

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We have over a dozen varieties planted on our property, including two gorgeous yellow tree peonies, and probably over 50 plants in all – they look so wonderful in rows that I’ve used them to border a rock wall and the top ledge of a boulder retaining wall, as well as in groupings at the front doorstep and individually in nooks and crannies around the yard.  My mantra is you can never have too many peonies!

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I like all of the different varieties you can get in peonies – for instance, this one, with the single layer of petals, the dark red color, and the bright yellow stamen, is a completely different look than the typical pink, fluffy peony:

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I think that they’re especially beautiful in pure white, either alone or grouped to set off other colors:

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One comment on “Birthday peonies

  1. love peonies!
    happy birthday!

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