It’s been chilly this past week in Blandford, I’ve been keeping my cardigan close by, my plants haven’t complained, the dogs aren’t put out either. What I like about having cool temperatures is the prolonged shelf life of whatever bloom is happening at the time, tulips last longer, so do daffodils and as you can see by the picture, peonies do as well.
Every year, I go back and forth on the question “do I harvest my peonies for bouquets or do I leave them be to decorate the outside” last year I did both, I harvested just enough to give me a pretty bouquet for the house, while leaving quite a bit to beautify both the front and back gardens, it was the best of both worlds. I’ll do the same this year, my peony patches seem to get bigger each year so I have more to play with, hooray for me.