tree peonies — spring beauties


My mom has beautiful flowers from early spring until the first hard freeze in the fall. Right now, the tree peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa) are blooming. If you’ve never seen tree peonies before, they’re like regular peonies on steroids — bigger (the white flower above is about 9-10 inches across), more elaborate, more expensive, more everything. Their unparalleled beauty this time of year makes the tree pollen’s annual attack on my immune system worth it.

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