Wednesday, June 9, 2010

IN BLOOM~ Peonie

This is the first of my IN BLOOM  weekly posts and I'm devoting it solely to the beautiful Peonie.

 I'll let the petals speak for themselves!

  Are you ever inspired to paint what you grow in your garden?

 Their fragrance gives me the same old fashioned feeling as roses, lavender and lilac's do.

 Sweet, pungent and pure heaven to look at !!! 

We  only grow two Peonies plants in our garden and I would love to plant more! I just covet them when they blossom.

Here's something I DIDN'T KNOW about Peonies ( yes, they come in red too; but besides that ) when I planted ours 5 years ago.  The Peonie buds have a hard waxy coating on them that large carpenter aunts eat away so the bud can burst open...A Gardner friend told me about this while we stood over my peonies watching the aunts work their magic. Lunch for the ants...


It's never too late to  invite these beauties into your garden! Find a little spot and plop one in!
You'll be SO glad you did!

 Go HERE to learn more about the perfect planting time for Peonies and more secrets to growing these old fashioned charmers.

 Do you have something IN BLOOM that brings you immense joy, evokes a sweet memory or just plain tickles you every time you see it?  I would love to hear about it!

" I am following Nature without being able to grasp her...I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” Claude Monet

This post is linked to Tootsie Time   Fertilizer Friday!
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