January 17, 2018

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Winter. Yuck.

Winter doldrums have set in for me.  This week Columbia weather has been very cold.  It's actually the second cold snap we've had since January 1.  And I know more winter is still on the way. The official last frost date for our region is April 15th.  That's a lot more winter to come from today.  Thankfully, we will have some really beautiful weather before that date- it's just that we also may have a few frosts tucked in here…

Peonies

Peonies are absolutely my favorite.  They can carry a scent, bloom profusely, make great cut flowers and even have fall interest.  However, peonies generally do not like the "famously hot" south.  It's just too warm for them.  Here are some tips that can help you succeed with peonies. How to decide! First, peonies need at least 32 hours of sub-zero temperatures in order to bloom.  The winter of 2015-2016 was very mild, and as a result my peonies did not…