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China's Unofficial National Flower

The Peony

The peony is the unofficial national flower of China, so it is rare to see a public garden or temple grounds that does not have peonies.

They grow in several different forms- some are like typical garden flowers on thin stems, some grow on short shrubs, and these were on tree-like plants four to six feet tall. The larger branches are two to three inches in diameter.

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Peony

The unofficial national flower of China.

Continuing my #China catalogue diving. I don't think this photo has ever been posted anywhere, so I thought I'd give it a run through the processing wringer and see what came out. Used to achieve this result were #TopazDenoise3 , #TopazDetail5 and #TopazAdjust5 .

Peonies are grown in different ways from small shrubs to large tree-like plants. Blooms range from a couple of inches in diameter to six or eight inches, depending on how they are cultivated. This was probably in the four or five inch range.

The gardens surrounding the Giant Goose Pagoda in #Xian , China would be a peony lover's delight. They seemed to be everywhere, and April is apparently a great month to catch peonies in bloom.

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They Reached For The Sun

but they never left the ground.

The Summer Palace, Beijing – April 2009
The peony is the unofficial national flower of China, so it is rare to see a public garden or temple grounds that does not have peonies. They grow in several different forms- some are like typical garden flowers on thin stems, some grow on short shrubs, and these were on tree-like plants four to six feet tall. The larger branches are two to three inches in diameter.

#China #Flowers #Peony #Peonyflower