"A gardener exhibits great faith when planting a seed"
26 November 2010
If I could I would have fresh flowers on my table every day. This photo, from my archives, was taken this spring during peony flowering season, end of May or beginning of June. This is one of my favourite peonies, Festiva Maxima. It blooms a bit later than Karl Rosenfeld or Bowl of Beauty but not by much and its flowers last well into June. They are pleasantly fragrant white blooms with a splash of red on a few petals near the center of the blossom, giving the appearance of an artist's splash from a paintbrush.
In some areas of the world, (though not here in Edmonton, perhaps in zone 5 and up) you may still be able to purchase your peony roots for immediate planting to get spring blooms. Click here for more photos of some of my favourite peonies in my garden.