This is an arrangement I made at work the other day. Florists love peony season, they are huge (the flower, not the florist-mostly!) and will give you a good focal point in an arrangement for a fairly inexpensive price. We are always looking for more bang for the buck!
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It definitely pays to work where you can get free plants.
When we bought this house there was practically nothing on the property. We moved in on a Victoria Day weekend and there was nothing but a lovely, but horribly overgrown bank of white lilac. But after a few weeks, I noticed the sod being pushed up behind the house. The previous owner had laid sod right over the original plants. They were nothing spectacular, some orange daylilys, purple iris and 2 peonies, but they were the only perennials on the property. Now, I am only telling you this, so you realize just how many plants it will take to fill 3/4 of an acre. Every time we had moved before, I was always able to dig up some plants and take them with me. This time, we moved to England, so I had to leave everything behind.
So anytime I can score free plants at work, it doesn’t matter whether or not I like them, or if they are hardy, I take them.
My next addition to my “Lime Walk”, was leftover blue hydrangea from Easter. Now, I had tested these “florist” hydrangeas before, they had lived (and flowered) the 2 previous winters. Owen Sound gets a ton of snow in the winter and it sure does make a great blanket. I planted these in a line behind the muscari. If they make it great, if they don’t, it fills in the spot until I can afford to replace them.
I am sure that I should be planting “Endless Summer” hydrangea instead of these florist ones, but even if they only keep the weeds away for the time being, it is worth it!