#peonyforpresident | What a great hashtag I have seen circulating Instagram! It's a wonderful time of Spring right now, and that is Peony season!
These blooms are very popular, and for good reason! They are usually seen slightly bloomed and in the early stage rather than fully bloomed, like most of my pictures below. If I were using these for an arrangement or bouquet I would want to cut earlier to allow the peony time to "age" gracefully. Below are some of the varieties I have found around Old North Knoxville. I shared the website where I researched the varieties at the end of this post. There are so many types with colors ranging from deep burgundy to white and all sorts of different petals and bud shapes. Check. It. Out.
I'm fortunate to have two peony bushes in full bloom right now. We are currently on the second round of gorgeous, heavenly scented blooms.