The peony shoots are coming through the ground here in Kansas marking my internal clock for spring. I am getting busy with preparation for flowers, it'll be here before we know it.
The best thing to do this time of year for your plants are to protect them from lawn mowers and weed eaters, remove dead and diseased foliage if you haven't already, and let the anticipation and excitement build for flowers . . . they will be here soon! Freezing and fluctuating temperatures are normal for this time of year. In fact, a layer of snow will actually insulate your stems and protect them.
If you have weeds or grass encroaching on your plants, pull them so that the plant can grow and doesn't have to compete for moisture and nutrients.
Interested in Purchasing Flowers?
Ordering available from my website:
Spring bouquet subscription: This year I'm offering a subscription to allow the biggest peony lovers out there to have peonies all season long. These are pre-purchased with limited supply. It includes 3 extra large bouquet of stems hand tied for pick up on May 17, 24, 31. At this time the subscription is sold out, but stay tuned, inventory may allow for extra subscriptions.
Bulk ordering: Planning a party? Or, just want to order flowers directly through the season (May 10-June 10)? please contact me and I will be happy to work with you!
Wholesale: Many of my stems are sold via wholesale to area Kansas City florists and designers. Please support our area florists and designers with your business. I am eternally grateful for our community of growers, retailers, and peony enthusiasts who keep us going. Thank you!
If you are a retailer and interested in purchasing flowers this spring. Please visit my account on Rooted Farmers where I load and track my inventory. Rates and delivery options are listed here. You will create an account if you haven't already, and the best part is that you can shop all of the local growers in your area.
Whole Foods in Brooksdide Missouri will once again be carrying peony bunches. They will be available for purchase from May 17 through June 14 in the floral department. These usually sell out each wednesday that they are delivered-get there early!
Thank you for joining me here on this blog. My goal is to share valuable information on peony care, tips on enjoying your flowers to the fullest, and how and where to purchase.