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In a Vase on Monday: ‘Bartzella’

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 … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Keiko

Our vase this week will feature our first peony to bloom. We have really fallen in love with Itoh peonies, and ‘ Keiko’ is one of our favorites. Itoh peonies are expensive but I think they are worth it. They … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bartzella!

The most beautiful flower in my garden right now is the ‘Bartzella’ Itoh peony. The plant, in its third year in the ground and is covered with large (8″/20cm), colorful, attention grabbing blossoms. No plant in the garden has elicited more delightful comments and … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead in 2015

New Year’s Day suggests the annual exercise in looking ahead, and not many anticipate the future more than we gardeners (except perhaps expectant parents and fans of losing teams). “Next year” came in this morning! I am looking forward to the return … Continue reading

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A Garden Review of 2014: April-June

Cathy, at WordsandHerbs, has encouraged her readers to present a review of their gardens for the past year, focusing on a quarter of the year each week up until Christmas. I am pleased to present this first offering. In putting this … Continue reading

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The Last Peony

Today my garden is left with one last peony: a secondary bloom on ‘Sarah Bernhardt.’ All the rest have run their course. ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ is usually the last peony in my garden to start blooming, so it is not unexpected … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday…Itoh Peony ‘Bartzella’

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