The following quote begins the referenced article on tree peonies. You rarely see them in gardens, yet they are relatively easy to grow, large, and give a magnificent spring show of lovely flowers. This photo was taken on Cape Cod in May; it’s my brother’s pride and joy. Some plants are known to have lived for 90 years.

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“Another species of peony that has been slow in rising to popularity in America is the tree peony. This Chinese native, also commonly referred to as Moutan, is thought to have been first discovered in an eastern province in the sixth century. It was used for medicinal purposes originally, long before it became a popular ornamental plant. It is a larger and woody relative of the much cherished herbaceous peony that graces many flower gardens.”


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I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • Alenka Co
    Alenka Coover 2 years ago

    How beautifully delicate this is ….. in every way.

  • I’m truly surprised these haven’t caught on in a big way – they are relatively easy plants to care for and beautiful! Thanks:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyover 2 years ago

    Wonderfully elegant and gorgeous.

  • What a lovely compliment – thanks!!!

    – MotherNature

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