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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Fern Leafed Peony........



I dug this plant up and placed it in a galvanized bucket.  I have brought it to the new garden but decided to wait to replant it after it blooms. The stories are told that the plant was transferred across the states by wagon train in the early part of our history.  The roots were wrapped in cloth and planted when the settlers reached their destination.

I moved my pot of chive also to the new garden. I let it winter over in the pot and it survives  over the winter.

5 comments:

Mildred said...

I have always loved your fern leaf peony; glad you brought it to the new house.

So thankful that you have been able to move to the new house and still have the time/freedom to bring beloved plants from the old house. We've had a few moves where that was not possible due to contracts and it's sad to leave behind plants.

Dianna said...

What a lovely plant. I'd not heard of a Fern Leaved Peony before, but it is beautiful! Peonies are one of my most favorite flowers. I remember when we visited Monticello that there were bouquets of peonies in several of the rooms. They have such a lovely fragrance.

The Furry Gnome said...

Beautiful! We have to move some of our plant to the new house too.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Absolutely glorious!!!

Karen said...

I can just imagine a pioneer bringing the peony from the east to their new homestead. Wonder if it was originally in Indiana. Peony is our state flower!