RecipesBeautiful Homemade Peony Jelly

Beautiful Homemade Peony Jelly

Peonies boasts of beautiful blooms from spring to summer and you can expect to enjoy their lush foliage all days of summer. This is the reason why more and more gardeners are growing peonies.
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, peonies are a type of perennial plans that come back each year to sweep you off your feet. These plants can live for a long, long time, with some even known to still thrive and grow after 100 years.

Most nurseries today offer late, mid-season, and early blooming varieties that make it easy for you to stretch out peony season for several weeks. You can choose from 6 types of flowers, namely single, anemone, semi-double, Japanese, bomb, and double. Fragrances can also differ. There are plants like Duchesse de Nemours and Festiva Maxima known for their intoxicating scents that resemble those of roses while some are lemony and others are simply scentless.

Peonies are hardy to Zone 3 and they can grow well as far to the south as Zones 8 and 7. In many parts of the country, the secrets to success are just well-drained soil and full sun. Peonies also love cold winters since they require chilling to form their buds.

Peonies can make the perfect sentinels to line walkways and will also look lovely as low hedge. Once it has bloomed, the bushy clump of stunning leaves of glossy green can last all summer long before turning gold or purplish red in fall, looking dignified and stately as other shrubs.
Our Little Acre shares how to make jelly from the peony blossoms that is beautiful to see as the color is great and you can enjoy your peony’s all year round.

 http://ourlittleacre.blogspot.com/2014/06/tis-season-for-peony-jelly.html

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