April showers bring May flowers — specifically, peonies.
The big, fluffy flowers, beloved by brides everywhere but readily available for just a few weeks each spring, were the focus of a recent article in The Cut, titled “Today is the Perfect Day to Buy Peonies.”
“Pleasing to the eye, delightful to the touch, and intoxicating to the nose, the peony is a springtime treat on par with [your favorite springtime treat, if not already the peony],” wrote Kelly Conaboy in her sonnet-like editorial, before offering brief background on the flower (genus Paeonia) and launching into an amusing Q&A section.
Highlights from that story, which is primed to share on your social media channels:
What does that mean, that it’s peony season?
It means it’s time to buy peonies.
What if I don’t want peonies?
Believe me, you want peonies.
Why do I want peonies?
They are beautiful and will bring joy to your life. And I know for a fact that “your life” is a place where you are in desperate need of joy.
Should I buy them for my mom for Mother’s Day?
Should I buy them for my significant other?
Should I buy them for my pet?
No — if your pet ingests a peony it will likely have gastrointestinal upset.
Should I buy them “for my pet” (for myself)?
When should I buy peonies?
Today after work.