Peonies are hardy to Zone 3 and grow well as far south as Zones 7 and 8. In most of the U.S., the rules for success are simple: provide full sun and well-drained soil. Peonies even relish cold winters, because they need chilling for bud formation.
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I love peonies; they are so beautiful. Like many northern plants, they don’t grow here in central Florida’s growing zone 9B. So I enjoy the photos from friends and have to be content with my tropical plants. Today’s photos are from my childhood friend, Carolyn. We grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, many decades ago. We went to the same college in Nashville, but then she went north to Canada. I came south to Florida. Now we’re friends on Facebook. Many thanks Carolyn for sharing your beautiful peonies.
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34 thoughts to “A Friend’s Peonies”
…peonies are such delights.
They sure are pretty!
Peonies are a favorite of mine and the pink ones are at the top of my list. It’s a short season, but such a sweet one.
I’d love to have them in the garden
Beautiful peonies. I love them too! We have a couple of deep red peonies in our garden, such gorgeous plants.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
What gorgeous flowers. The pink is so pretty x
Thank you for these gorgeous peonies Carol, and please thank your friend Carolyn for sharing them too 🙂 I didn’t know that they couldn’t be grown in Florida, learning something new today. Enjoy the rest of your day and have a great week!
have a wonderful week!
Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers in the U.S. and also Canada.
the same to you Paul!
I saw the peonies and did a double take as I thought they were growing in Florida. Of course realized you friend was from “up north” where I remember them in my grandmother’s garden.
alas no we both know they won’t grow here! I wish
You4 friend’s peonies are so charming.
Peonies are so pretty x #mysundayphoto
the peonies are beautiful!! My dad had some and a regret taking a few from his garden when I got married and moved here….
Thanks for sharing!!
Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
have a lovely week!
I love peonies too. They are beautiful. I don’t have peonies in my garden.
love your peoni mosaic 🙂
These are beautiful photos!
My peony looked fabulous this year but unfortunately I didn’t take a picture before it got damaged by the rain :o(
We are enjoying our dark red peonies right now!
Peonies are such beautiful flowers. What a gorgeous shade of pink your friend’s ones are. #MMBC
What a pretty pink Peony!
Mine also bloomed a couple of weeks ago and now the flowers are falling off. I have the same shape flowers, but mine are a very pale pink to white. I always bring some into my house to enjoy their beauty and scent.
I wish – oh well. There are pros and cons to living anywhere and I have my amaryllis.
Those are beautiful! I have one bunch of peonies in our garden and I have been checking on them daily; so far I don’t have any buds yet but they are big and green and I’m hopeful I’ll see some buds soon.
I think I thought Peonies were a different flower…hmmm. #WWOAT
I love peonies too and those are exceptionally beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing!
Many flowering plants thrived this spring with awesome shows of flowers, peonies among them. Normally a short season, but so many colors. I like your friend’s pink ones.
Peonies are one of the flowers I would like to add to my Celebrity (painting) collection. Love this color! Many thanks for getting back to me about the plugin! Still in the process of deciding, since I just chose photoshop Elements, today! Jesh
They are one of my favourites, such a wonderful plant
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They are beautiful. I’ve never grown them in my garden, but I know a lot of people in the UK have them.
Gorgeous color and such an abundance of beauty!
It’s nice to see your link this week at ‘My Corner of the World’!
I have always loved this flower and this is just gorgeous.
Beautiful peonies , loved the stunning color of peonies. Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.