For a a garden club field trip. And we really did go to a field this time.
Fina Gardens, right in our own backyard in Hillsdale, WI, sells cut peonies to the floral industry during bloom season and rootstock by mail to any old body in the fall.
Some of these are headed for Hawaii where they will bloom beautifully for some bride who wants bouquet blooms just like in her granny's garden back in the Midwest. The ants have to stay behind.
This is Bartzella, an intersectional peony, and friendly model Earl's beard.
The garden club ladies had sooooo many questions.
NDL mostly looked and oohed and aahed and wished she had a big old yard with full sun.
Partial photo credit: M. Blue, garden club guest (and her amazing iPhone 7)