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Peonies In The Hidden City Garden

In this post, our colleague, Dutch landscape designer, Harry Pierik, shares artistic photos and talks about peonies from his personal garden, The Hidden City Garden.

While the vanes of the dove tree, Davidia involucrata, are swaying on the branches in my Hidden City Garden, the first botanical peonies are starting to flourish.

Davidia involucrata

Davidia involucrata

Peonies are perennials of the ranunculus family, with tuberous, fleshy roots and beautiful foliage but it is their flowers that especially speak to the imagination!

For good flowering, the eyes of the rhizomes should not be planted deeper than a few centimeters, in nutritious, humus-rich, well-drained soil in a light spot.

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Why Flowers Matter ~ 9 Tips On Appreciating Them

Do you remember the first time a flower grabbed your heart?

Did you touch its petals, breathe in its intoxicating scent, perhaps look at it from a distance, and then walk forward to observe it from a closer range?

Why Flowers Matter

Peonies In Fran Sorin Garden

Did you ever ponder over why flowers matter?

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