Well, that is the tune that has been running through my mind ever since I found a branch of my tree peony broken off and lying on the ground!!! whaaaaaah!
The tree peony flowers are SUCH show-offs and get SO large, which is magnificent, but this year we keep getting these all day rains, and I came out and bam! The flower got so heavy it snapped the whole stalk down.
The thing that is most annoying is that tree peonies are fairly slow growers. I've nursed this thing for at least 10 years now, and what? 3 blooms this year? pathetic.
Okay, so I'm an experienced gardener, but sometimes you gotta just say 'f*ck it!" and move on. (oh yes, we gardeners have filthy mouths!) I like interesting plants, and kudos to those who have the patience, but sometimes I would just rather have reliability!!! Okay, so I"m not going to dig it out, but Well, I'm not going to fret over it either. I mean, there are a TON of regular peonies with tons of buds ready to bloom next! YAY!