Peonies at the Seattle Chinese Garden

It's been twenty years or so since its¬†official opening. During that time, I¬†didn't know that there was a Chinese garden in Seattle. I am not alone, I suspect. It seems it hasn't been well publicized for all the years it's been in existence. Locals are more likely to have gone to the Japanese Garden near... Continue Reading →

Peony Season

A sure sign of impending summer is the long-awaited appearance of the peony. It is greatly admired and revered in China and has unofficially been regarded as its national flower. More than ever, peonies have been popping up for sale here in the Seattle area (and I imagine elsewhere). When Costco and Trader Joe's begin... Continue Reading →

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