Please pardon me if I go overboard with the peony pictures. Peonies are just plain lovely and I like them a lot. All flowers are beautiful but peonies are special because they are big yet delicate; they are showy; and they are fragrant. Their only downside is that they bloom only once.
As soon as I had a place to plant, I planted peonies. I remember being quite scared about planting my first bareroot plants. I watched videos. I looked for online instructions. I was glad when the fist sprouts came out. And I was more than glad to know that these plants are so low maintenance. Once they get established, they get going. They did not even mind that I planted them in full sun, not in partial sun as recommended.
Now I have 5 bushes in the garden. Four of them are flowering (though I might not see the other blooms because I will be on a little holiday). I recently bought another bareroot plant. Silly me. I have forgotten to plant it. Maybe because, I do not know where to stick it anymore. I suppose I can strip more lawn to make more garden. I don’t think my Betterhalf will be thrilled about that though. 🙂
The flowers shown here are from one of the bushes. The plant was supposed to be White Peony. However, as you can see, these flowers are pale pink. They do, however, turn white as they soak up the sun and go further along. Some inner petals will also show a red stripe.
The pictures were taken over several days. I had a field day today after the rain. Peonies and raindrops are just pretty, I think.
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