My peonies were just amazing this year. They have taken a direct hit of roundup from my overzealous husband, TWICE in their 8 year life here on Green Mountain so some years have been better than others. But this year, wow!
I am AMAZED. I am actually growing something that when I cut and bring into my house and put into a vase it looks like I’ve done something awesome. It’s looks like a magazine cover! I stare at them and show them to everyone that comes over. I post pictures on Instagram. I check on the ones that haven’t opened yet. I fuss at Jack if he gets near the bushes and I’ve taken tons of pictures of them.
My elderly friend Dottie. She had 45 varieties blooming at once! She shared these tree peonies blossoms with me. So beautiful. I want a tree peony. They are very expensive. I think I will wait till Jack is gone before I make THAT investment.
I took many pictures of these glorious flowers. I admired them until the petals were scattered beneath them.
Do not think me some magical green thumb garden girl!! I planted them they grew. I did nothing, except point out to Kevin (twice) what peonies coming out of the ground look like so he would not spray them with roundup again. So do yourself a favor and go get some for your garden. They need some sun. I thought I would look up what kind I have but there are over 100 varieties. Go here to look for some you like. Mine do not really have much of a fragrance. I think I will look for some that do next time.
Plant now and this time next year you’ll be thinking about me.