|'Should I axe them?'|
What can we do about our peonies, which flop when rain soaks their blooms, sometimes even before?
“The first wise decision,” writes Adrian Higgins in his Washington Post “Gardening” column, “might be to dig up that beloved old floppy peony and place it by the curb: ‘Free to Bad Home.’”
Oh, come on, Adrian. Get a grip. We love our peonies, even if they flop. Our parents and great-grandparents raised them. They cut long-stemmed blooms and took them as remembrances to lay by the tombstones of loved ones.
But Adrian, as usual, has a point to make. There are now peonies varieties that don’t flop.
To read his column, titled “Smart choices can prevent a floppy peony” in the Post print edition, CLICK HERE.