Peonies














The dark pink have an old fashioned rose scent, and the light pink have a soft scent.  I adore both.  

I think I may look for a white peony to add to my garden.  Oh, if only peonies lasted through summer!


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  1. So pretty!! I remember you bringing us some peonies last May when you visited! Mine had been flattened by rain. This year I was able to pick some to enjoy in the house.

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  2. They are just so beautiful. I love peonies. We used to have a pink bush in our old yard. I miss having one here. I may need to rethink that!

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  3. Those are beautiful! I had two bushes, one died because it didn't get enough sunlight (a problem here in the forest) and one that is in an area that gets partial shade has a few blooms on it. There are some rural roads in the state that you drive down this time of year and see farmhouses with a whole row of peony bushes planted near the road. I wonder if it was something rural housewives did at one time?

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  4. You are making me happy here! My goodness, they are gorgeous. The colours and the blowsy petals just like an old English cabbage rose. Your photos are exquisitely taken. I recently came across this lovely quote about peonies from Vita Sackville-West. Thought you might enjoy it:

    “It always seemed to me that the herbaceous peony is the very epitome of June. Larger than any rose, it has something of the cabbage rose’s voluminous quality; and when it finally drops from the vase, it sheds its petticoats with a bump on the table, all in an intact heap, much as a rose will suddenly fall, making us look up from our book or conversation, to notice for one moment the death of what had still appeared to be a living beauty.”

    Wishing you a beautiful day,
    Brenda xox

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