You Say Pot-tay-toe, I say Po-tah-toe!
The first peony appeared yesterday!
There seem to be two pronunciations: pee-OH-knee and PEE-ah-knee. The first reminds me of the older gentleman who gifted these to me many years ago. He had tens upon tens of plants lined up in long rows. An extremely competent, utilitarian gardener. Very much the kind, country kind of guy. I'm more of the pretty plant grower variety, and pronounce this favorite flower Pee-ah-knee. I wish I knew people who said it the first way - I miss hearing it.
The pinks are lying in wait to explode soon!