Article: A Field Gardener: How wonderful!

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By Larry Rettig on February 23, 2012

Peonies are particularly popular pass-alongs, not only because they’re beautiful in bloom, but also because they’re extremely tough and long-lived. Of particular note among these peonies is an early red one called the Double Fern Leaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia 'Rubra Flora Plena'). Its leaves are unique to the peony world, as its name implies. So how did so many of these peonies find their way to seven villages in Iowa?

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Feb 24, 2012 3:47 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
It is wonderful to see the peonies thriving and being passed along through the area I hope the tradition continues for many generations to come and that those who are fortunate enough to be in possession of these appreciate not just the beauty of the flowers but the local history they represent.
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Feb 25, 2012 12:10 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Thanks, Brenda! That's my wish exactly. Smiling
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