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Petal Pusher

Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) The first records of cultivation of tree peonies date back to nearly 600 B.C., during the Sui Dynasty, when Emperor Yang reigned over China. The aromatic, silky flowers can measure nearly a foot wide. Jonathan Singer
Globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus) A member of the thistle family, this plant is native t the Mediterranean. Popular in ancient Green and Roman cuisine, today the plant is cultivated as an ornamental. Jonathan Singer

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