After The Coldest February And March In Recorded History - The Tree Peony Starts To Bud
The tree peony was given a healthy dose of rotted cow manure. The manure can work its way into the soil as the ground thaws and the spring rains begin. I'll mulch after the weather gets a little warmer. It can snow anytime until early June here. If the weather gets bad again, I'll cover the plant with a heavy duty 55 gallon industrial plastic garbage bag and some clothes pins.
A couple of sunny days and temps above freezing. Voila ! Buds !!!