It’s time for yet another Green Thumb Sunday post, yet as I was just saying on my gardening blog I had a very hard time deciding which pictures to post today.
My garden is probably at it’s high point right now and it’s just packed with blooms! So many lovely flowers to show you, yet how long can I make this post?
Why don’t I show you the peonies today?
They were blooming like crazy last weekend, but they are pretty much done now.
I’m so glad I got a chance to take some photos of them before they were finished.
Meet Karl Rosenfield – the Peony. Normally it’s red, but as the peony ages it seems to lighten and become more of a deep rose color. I actually think I like it in it’s multicolored glory much better than when it’s just red.
Now this peony, Peony Pecher, is normally a very pale shade of pink or perhaps even coral pink when it first blooms and all it’s petals are packed tight together in an organized swirl, but like the first peony that I discussed this one changes color as it ages too.
It’s petals loosen and get lighter until you’d swear the flower had always been bright white. I think this peonies petals look almost like a birds ruffled feathers. So pretty.
If you’re wondering what Peonies look like before they bloom they’re the ones with the buds that look like round balls. They are usually sticky with sap and covered in ants ….
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