Thursday, May 13, 2010

Peonies and Roses

They started out on my Zephirine Drouhin rose bush.

But look beautiful in a little glass holder, with the sun streaming through the blinds...Did I mention they smell heavenly?  They have that classic, damask rose smell.

This is one of my peonies.  I don't know the name of it, but it smells like my roses above! The flowers on this peony get enormous!  I can't quite capture the color, it is darker and richer than it shows here.

I love this time of year, in the garden.  

Song of Solomon 2:12 - 

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land


  1. Oh, I remember how amazing these flowers are. They are just the best!

    What a lovely photo of it in the glass holder.

    Becky K.

  2. Your flowers are beautiful! It's making me want to plant a garden!

    Did you see Aunt Ginna's roses while you were there? Oh my goodness, her one bush has sooo many roses on it now! I don't think i've seen so many roses on one bush!

  3. thank you for sharing your peonies with the rest of us. can't grow those pretty things in NorCal. sigh. i remember them from when i lived in Illinois though - 'bout a gazillion years ago. those ... and lilacs. swoon worthy.


  4. Beautiful...I love this time of year, too.

    PS: Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.

  5. Gorgeous! I need to try growing peonies again. I had one and it disappeared a few years ago!



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