Friday, May 21, 2010

Saving Peonies

Just so it's clear - I've never had a garden in my life (until now) and know absolutely nothing about plants and flowers AND have killed every single houseplant that I've ever owned (including low maintenance succulents and cactuses)!


We spent most of last weekend pulling weeds and cleaning up our garden beds. I noticed that a couple of our Peony plants weren't doing so well... most of the stems were bending towards the ground, a bunch had snapped from the plant base. So I stuck a couple of stakes on the ground and tied up as many of the weakened stems as I could. I was SO sad to see this one snapped stem, poor thing had a very promising bud on it (don't ask, must be the pregnancy hormones). I took it inside, placed it in some water and hoped it would survive and flower...

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekends!!


Ez said...

Wow what a stunning bloom (and photo you took of it) Biz! Peonies are def. one of my favorites. I'm glad you rescued this little guy.
Have a great weekend!
xo Ez (fellow plant-killer)

Jane's Next Door said...

Peonies are pretty hardy so I'm sure they'll be ok. Don't be surprised to see ants all over them - they need them to bloom! (the wonders of science!) In the fall you'll have to cut them down right to the ground and then they shoot up the following spring - they are amazing!

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

There are few things that I love more than peonies (:

A Merry Mishap said...

I've heard peonies are very good at opening from a bud after being cut. Good luck!
I'm not pregnant any more but I would have been sad too!

Marichelle said...

Thanks for the tips!! I will definitely be on the lookout for ants.