I hate to complain, it being winter and all … but it’s so COLD here in Toronto! This morning it was 16 Celsius or -21 C with the wind chill ( -5.8 F) it’s warmed up a bit since then … it’s -11 Celsius now or oops maybe it hasn’t warmed up as it’s -22 ( -7.6 F) with the wind chill. That’s darn cold!
So, as I was browsing through my photos to find a nice garden picture for Green Thumb Sunday I of course ended up picking out a photo of a nice late spring/ early summer flower.
The above photo is of Garden Peonies. I don’t know the name of this variety as all it said on the tag when I bought it was that it was an Amsterdam Garden Peony. So I guess that means it’s kind of generic right?
I don’t care whether it’s a common garden variety or a rare hybrid … it’s pretty isn’t it?
Unfortunately where I have this peony planted in my front garden bed the soil tends to be a bit dry. I don’t think I watered enough in the early season last spring and I didn’t end up with any peony flowers. What a shame. I think I’d moved the plant the Autumn before as well so maybe that’s why it didn’t bloom. Anyway, I’m certainly hoping that it blooms this year!
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