I was a bad bad girl...
I went ahead and got the whole surplus peony collection from Gilbert H Wild.... I couldn't resist. These are the peonies that are included...
COURONNE de OR
DUCHESS de ORLEANS
GEORGE W PAYTON
LADY ALEXANDER DUFF
LOUIS VAN HOUTTE
MADAME de VERNEVILLE
PAUL M. WILD
So I'm a happy camper. The most peonies I have ever bought at one time. And I only have two of these already, Shirley Temple and Festiva Maxima. I plan on just putting them in gallon or larger pots for the summer and planting them in my garden either in the fall or next spring.
Before I gave into this maddness, I had already bought these 5 from stores also...
Bowl of Beauty
which are now either planted or in pots.
This is in addition to the 7 or 8 others already in my garden.
I suppose I have finally lost it.
And yes, before anyone says anything... I know I should plant peonies in the fall, and that these will be small plants. I expect they will take at least two years to bloom. I am used to this from previous purchases. But I always find the best deals in the spring, what can I say?