Peonies in Bloom Part 2

Posted by on June 25, 2015 in Garden | 20 comments

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This is the second part of “Peonies in Bloom”! I could have stayed all day at the Swenson Gardens to photograph all the beautiful blooms.Who knew they came in so many varieties? The color combinations are just spectacular! The best thing about these peonies is that they don’t flop! Yes, they stay upright even when in bloom! The varieties marked “landscape” have foliage that looks great all summer long. Their website is full of helpful information about everything to know about planting them in each zone. They list colors, varieties, bloom-time, and show each flower opening up!

I learned that they don’t need a lot of water. They are not like perennials and annuals where they need to be watered often. Simply let the rains water them. They do need 8 hours of sun, however, so they don’t do well in shady areas.

Be sure to check out Peonies in Bloom part 1 for some hints about growing these beauties!

On with the show…..

 

Peonies in Bloom Part 2  grandparentsplus.com

Peonies in Bloom part 2  grandparentsplus.com

 

 

Peonies in Bloom  Part 2  grandparentsplus.com

 

Peonies in Bloom Part 2  grandparentsplus.com

Have you ever seen a yellow one?

Peonies in Bloom part 2  grandparentsplus.com

 

Peonies in Bloom Part 2  grandparentsplus.com

Peonies in Bloom Part 2  grandparentsplus.com

Peonies in Bloom part 2  grandparentsplus.com

Peonies in Bloom Part 2  grandparentsplus.com

Peonies in Bloom Part 2  grandparentsplus.com

 

Peonies in Bloom Part 2  grandparentsplus.com

 

Peonies in Bloom part 2  grandparentsplus.com

 

Peonies in Bloom part 2  grandparentsplus.com

 

Peonies in Bloom Part 2  grandparentsplus.com

 

Peonies in Bloom Part 2  grandparentsplus.com

One thing about growing peonies is that you become an instant flower arranger! There’s not a bad way to put a bunch together! These new varieties don’t get ants all over them so feel free to bring them in the house to enjoy!

Don’t these pictures make you want to plant some in your garden? I am not compensated in any way for this post. I just think Swenson Gardens grow and cultivate the very best. This fall,  I will be planting some in my garden that don’t flop!

Thanks for stopping by to look!

Phyllis

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20 Comments

  1. Peonies are such pretty flowers and your photos are gorgeous! I’ve so enjoyed both of your posts about Swenson Gardens, it sounds lovely. This is one of my favorite posts from this week’s What’d You Do This Weekend? and will be one of my features at this Monday’s party, I hope you will join us again!

    • Thank you for the feature! I will certainly be back!

  2. LOVE the peonies!!! Pinned to flowers board. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

  3. Peonies are one of my favorites!!! I have never seen alot of these varieties! Just beautiful!!!

    • This was the first time I had seen all these varieties, too! I was so excited to find such beauties!

  4. These are all so pretty! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • Right! It is hard to choose a favorite!

  5. I’m so glad the new varieties have no ants! I love the beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

    • You’re welcome! I am glad about the ants, too!

  6. Gorgeous – I’m so jealous and can’t wait for my peonies to bloom next year! Found you at Lou Lou Girls.

    • Thanks! I’m planting some of these varieties and will reap the benefits in a couple years.

  7. Roses, schmoses. Give me peonies any time!

    • They are stunning, aren’t they!

  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous peonies. I’ve not seen many of these before.

    Visiting from the Friday Unfolding link-up.

    • I hadn’t either! I am getting some for my garden and planting them this fall! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Your photos are so beautiful. I’d never seen a peony until I married and visited the in-laws in Illinois. They are such pretty flowers.

    • Thanks, I appreciate that! They are a stunning flower!

  10. Wow, I never knew they could come in so many shapes and forms. I might try planting some of these after all. I have never been fond of the drooping ones in the garden.

    • I haven’t either, but now I have ordered some and will be sure that they are the ones that don’t flop! The garden centers don’t carry all these varieties.

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