Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Peonies

If you've ever smelled them, I can't really add anything here besides photos. If you haven't, you should make it a point to find a clump somewhere.







Squash seedlings. Beans are just starting to crack the soil. No cucumbers yet.



It's 73 degrees and cloudy. Off tomorrow and Wednesday.

9 comments:

FlowerLady said...

Your peonies are gorgeous. I love the color. I would love to see them and take in their scent in real life.

Your gardens are looking wonderful and must be such a joy to be in.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Thanks FlowerLady. I'm really starting to enjoy the yard this year. I've got a little work to do tomorrow with planting some of the Blackberry lilies I've started from the seed I collected and the ones you and others sent me. I can't wait to see them bloom in a few years.

Julia@PolkaDotGaloshes said...

What beautiful peonies! I have just stumbled across your blog on Blotanical and of for an arvo read. I look forward to exploring your gorgeous garden over a cuppa =)

Sandra said...

Your garden is so lovely. Your flowers are gorgeous! Peonies my favorite too...

gld said...

I agree with you; you have to smell them!

Would you believe out of the several that I have only two have fragrance. Some were just labeled by color. I used to assume all peonies were fragrant; it ain't so!

Glad yours are.

Beyond My Garden said...

gorgeous peonies. We have frost warnings. The peony buds are covered with sheets. I would like some of your 73 degrees.
nellie

NellJean said...

It's been more than fifty years since Mama used to have vases of peonies overnight on the dining room table waiting to go to the cemetery on the first Saturday in May. We cleaned lots where my ancestors are buried and left a bouquet on each.

I still remember how fragrant they were in the cool dining room.

greggo said...

What do they smell like? Perfume? Lilacs?

Betty819 said...

Tom, Peonies are one of my favorite flowers too. Do you know the variety of those beauties? I used to have a Sarah Bernhardt peony bush that my dear Mother-in-law gave me years ago, but it was Feb. when we moved and the ground was frozen so I had to leave it behind. I have always wanted a deep burgundy one..There is one here but it is white with a tinge of pink on edge of petals..we don't like it. The original owners planted it I understand.I think we will be digging it up this Fall.