Update on Fostered Peony in Naperville - June 2018
Nat's sister sent us this photo of our 'fostered' peony plant that is in Nat's Mom's garden out in Naperville that we planted in 2015. As you can see, it has grown up quite a bit and seems to have recovered almost completely from the harsh transplant. It is even blooming with two small blooms, but more importantly, the green foliage looks quite strong.
I posted a photo of this same peony emerging last Spring, but didn't followup with another post. The peony struggled and didn't flower last year, but I knew it would take a few seasons to recover. That's the good news. The bad news? I'm going to take it back this September and restart that recovery cycle.
The foster care, has indeed, worked, but now that we're ready for this beauty, I'm eager to bring it home. About a week ago, I posted about how the Sarah Bernhardt variety was starting to emerge this Summer (after planting this Spring), so I'm already thinking about creating a little peony bed and place this one right adjacent to the existing one so we can enjoy them side-by-side.