I think it's funny that gardeners sometimes call peonies the Dolly Parton of flowers. I do see the similarities.
Both are frilly, frothy, glamorous and.... top heavy!
Peonies are my favorite summer flower; the perfect combination of scent and beauty.
I stubbornly tried to grow a pink peony bush in my north facing backyard. It wasn't happy, and year after year produced only a single bloom.
It was my Charlie Brown peony bush.
I finally got the nerve to transplant the peony bush last fall, even though I knew they don't like to be moved. But, as in real estate, I had the perfect location- a sunny, well drained bed with a view!
It seems that my peonies are happy with their new location. It's nice to meet you, Dolly!
I'm hoping for a brazen display of voluptuous blooms like these:
The peonies will be the star of the garden... I'm willing to accommodate some diva demands to keep them happy!