Last year I bought several peonies from the garden show on the walls of Lucca. 2 of them were tree peonies. I very carefully planted them in pots at Casa Debbio.
This year they have both appeared and are growing. Just one of them grew a bud.
…and it grew. It got caught in heavy rain and I thought the poor flower might drown.
…but it didn’t. This is what it looks like today. I think it is magnificent.
It is huge. That is my hand as a comparison.
I have several other peonies with buds. One has at least 20. I can’t wait to see those develop into peonies.