Sunday, January 6, 2013

Winter-blooming peonies - Hase-dera,Nara

These are peonies that bloom in winter. They are rare species.
They are protected by straw cover,against cold weather in January.
They're blooming beautifully, enduring freezing weather.
And their straw tents are so lovely :)


  1. It's the first time I hear this! Winter peonies! Now I really envy you! I love peonies and have some in my garden. The usual ones are blooming nicely but the shrub peonies are very sensitive (I still have 2 of these). Do you know that if you move them, they will not bloom for years?

  2. @Traveling Hawk,

    Thank you,Traveling Hawk:)
    I seached that by internet,(cause I don't know very well about that) it says that September 20 - November is the best season to move peonies. it says that you should avoid other seasons,because peonies are very sensitive,like you said.

  3. Thank u so much for replying to my email. I can't wait to visit Yoshinoyama in February. Chin

  4. Thanks, Kumiko! I didn't know this but I will not move them now.

  5. @Chin,
    Thank you for leaving a comment,Chin!
    You're welcome,we do hope you'll enjoy Yoshinoyama to your hearts content :)
    And thank you so much for visiting my blog!

  6. @Traveling Hawk,

    You're welcome,Traveling Hawk!

    Yeah,I think it is good not to move them now.

    Your peonies will bloom beautifully this year,and it must be a pleasure for you :)