I want to start this off by saying I don’t exactly have a pink thumb. It’s more of a light red, I guess. Anyhow, I have been living in my house for almost four years now and in that time my wife and I have done a little bit of landscaping, planting flowers in our flower beds and weeding (mostly weeding). We also inherited some nice flowers from the previous owners.
One of our favorite inherited plants are our Peony Bushes. I always look forward every year to when they bloom, and this week they are blooming, greeting me every time I travel the walkway from my car to the house. I recommend the Peony Bush to anyone who is looking for a low maintenance, yet beautiful perennial. We really don’t do anything to them other than water them and they seem so hearty I don’t really think we have to do that.
The moment the snow melts off the ground, the peony’s start poking their little selves out of the ground. Soon, they begin to form large green bushes. Not long after that they begin to bud and if you look closely you can see tiny ants all over them. Don’t freak out. The ants are vital to the Peony, as they slowly eat at the buds, eventually allowing them to flower. Very cool.