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Peonies are putting on a show
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 1:38 PM


By Kylee Baumle

As nearby Van Wert prepares to celebrate their annual Peony Festival next weekend (June 7-9), it’s shaping up to be a good year for their bloom display. A cooler than usual spring has delayed some flowering of earlier varieties and prolonged the bloom of mid-season flowers. Based on the celebrations of the recent past, this is a good thing for those hoping to see a variety of blooms while attending the festival.

Any festivals that are centered around flowers, such as the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., and the Tulip Festival in Holland, Mich., are taking a chance that timing will be right for visitors to see the very thing that’s the cause for the celebration.