I know I owe you several updates about our flowers blooming here in in the Shenandoah Valley, so let’s start with the peonies! I’m actually cutting them and enjoying them in the house in the year. The reasons are twofold — 1) the blooms suffer in the heat and sudden downpours and 2) the flowers set seed instead of working on growing if left uncut.
I need to add some darker and scented varieties. The big fluffy pinks have almost no scent, while the whites are heavily perfumed.
What’s your favorite peony and why?*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**