We asked the Chair of the Peony Society to share her no-nonsense tips for how to grow the perfect, blousy peonies - including how to plant them, care for them and how to help them look their best once they've been cut and arranged in a vase.
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"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier"
Looks like a manageable knot garden, but be aware this is a very low-water garden. If you give anything more than drought-tolerant levels of water, that Rosemary and Licorice plant are quickly going to grow out of control. You can see the whole project (and plant list) when you click down.