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Where to pick up the perfect peony

January 22, 2018

In their book Peony: The Best Varieties for Your Garden, David C. Michener and Carol A. Adelman compile a comprehensive list of the best nurseries for purchasing peonies. Double or anemone, you’ll find the perfect peony—and plenty of expertise to boot—at these fine plant sources.

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Caring for peony bouquets

January 5, 2018

Peony bouquets often accent the most exceptional days of our lives. Many brides and their mothers sense that peonies in bloom will convey that romantic aura. Graceful, often fragrant, and in the full range from chaste whites through blushing pinks, culminating in boldly festive corals, yellows, and reds of every hue, peonies are suitable for […]

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Flower forms: The anatomy of peonies

January 4, 2018

Peonies are stunningly beautiful, easy to grow, relatively carefree, and adaptable to any garden style. They are a favorite flower everywhere they can be grown and for good reason: the heady fragrances and enchanting colors of a peony-rich garden can evoke memories, capture an enchanted moment, and represent hope, friendship, romance, or gracious hospitality. To […]

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Summer succulents and trusty tropicals: In leaves we trust

June 7, 2017

If flowers are obvious, leaves are overt, even if they too often go unnoticed. The modern garden is marked by its understanding that foliage—of all shapes, sizes, colors, and presentations—is the real undercurrent that keeps aesthetics afloat. An excerpt from Plants with Style: A Plantsman’s Choices for a Vibrant, 21st-Century Garden by Kelly D. Norris.

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Pick your foliage first

March 29, 2017

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