Here is a lovely throw back of peonies and Persian cat fun. My white fluffy Persian cat Mimi was sniffing and investigating my dinning table centerpiece of peonies.
I’ve always loved flowers that just don’t grow well in Miami. My garden is filled with plants struggling to deal with our warm and tropical climate. I’m crazy for garden roses and love David Austin Roses. They usually need to be replaced each year and the foliage always looks so-so. But I keep at it because I’m such a fan of the blooms. I do the same with Dahlias and hydrangeas. The poor things are barely making it in my Miami garden.
It’s very hard to find good quality peonies here in Miami! We can’t grow them and it’s hit or miss if they will actually bloom nicely when you buy them cut at the flower shops. These were a good bunch!
Just by trial-and-error I found the best way to choose cut peonies is to go by color. If they have ANY browning or discoloration at the flower shop, just forget about them. They never bloom nicely if at all. They look horrible and rot away quickly. Look for no sign of browning and a big bud. Make sure there is no mold around the flower bud or stem and you should be good to go.
What are your favorite flowers to decorated your dinning area or home? Have you been able to grow Peonies? What are you best tips for finding cut peonies that will open and bloom nicely? Get to the comments and let me know!