peony-planting time (and time to buy a coral one)
MAYBE YOUR PEONIES DIDN’T WOW YOU this season, or maybe their foliage is all nasty-looking if you’ve been having an ultra-wet year like I have. Or maybe you’re just thinking of adding some (hint: pick a coral-colored cultivar). It’s peony planting and transplanting time, and also time to make sure a thorough cleanup is on the to-do list, to reduce the overwintering of troublesome fungal issues. “When the Normally Tough Peony Fails to Bloom” walks you through the possible problems (and recommends where to shop for new beauties, which I see from the nurseries’ email newsletters are offering free shipping or sale prices right now). Remember: Think coral.