For some time I have been talking about Itoh peonies, crosses between herbaceous and tree peonies. They are expensive still but oh so beautiful. My absolute favorite is ‘Bartzella,’ an iconic yellow peony that makes all the visitors to my garden go crazy. It is only fitting then that I dedicate this week’s vase to the lovely ‘Bartzella.’ She needs no supporting cast.
They make for a powerful display in the garden. One of the wonderful characteristics of Itoh peonies is that they stay upright, even with a heavy bloom in rain and wind. We have just had over five inches of heavy rain in the last 24 hours, and ‘Bartzella’ is still standing tall, while my herbaceous peonies are drooping.
Let me invite you to visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others responding to her invitation to share something lovely from our gardens in a vase each Monday.