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white peonyPeony

harvest season: May
vase life: 1 week

The spicy sweet fragrance of peonies has graced the springtime air of American homesteads since colonial times. Peonies are cut in the bud. When you get them they’ll be a puffy sphere that will quickly open in the vase, unfolding into a massive, voluptuous ruffled blossom.


The Peony
has the privilege of putting us in touch
with the true spring, bearer of many suspect odors,
the sum of which is likely to leave us