Sunday, June 17, 2012

Peonies!

My peonies. When I see the new blooms it's like I'm seeing them for the first time ever.

This variety came with the property. I've seen it every June for nineteen seasons but I don't remember it ever being this beautiful! The pink in the middle!


This is just the common pink variety and yet the ruffliness of the center is so lovely.


I planted this after being inspired by a similar flower at Butchert Gardens in British Columbia. It still slays me whenever it opens and displays its unusual yellow center.




When blown fully open after cutting the colors of the first variety get more subtle, the layers less distinct.


Peonie bouquets in my house make me happy.

2 comments:

  1. These are very beautiful! Ignorant city girl that I am, I don't think I've ever seen a peony before, although I have heard the name. Thanks!

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