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Long-lived peonies thrive even with neglect

Single scarlet flowers, like a big red poppy, with silky petals that as they age get bigger and fade to pink.

A hybrid peony with bright rose pink flowers with 3 or 4 rows of petals that at first open as a goblet and as the flower ages becomes an open cup.

DOREEN: Very unique contrast colours of different shades of pink with a bright yellow heart. Leaves are light green with strong stems. This exceptional beautiful cultivar has very good growing qualities and has a unique flower.

BLUSH FULL DOUBLE; Nick Shaylor has a large bloom with blush & light pink blooms in rose flower form, standing tall on deep, dark green foliage.  Bloom Time:  Midseason-Late  Size: 36 inches tall  Reasons To Love It:  This award-winner boasts a very large bloom with clean buds that open very-well & reliably.  Nick Shaylor has stiff stems & is from head-to-toe well shaped.

Peonies have been a Midwestern garden favorite for as long as I can remember. We always had these beautiful plants at home, as did other family members. In May and June, when they bloom, we had beautiful and fragrant bouquets in the house.

~Klehm's Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery--Peonies/Paeonia--'Blanco Royale'

June to June was a very busy week. There was the Oshawa peony festival, friends stopping by, and a social tea.