It seems that everyhere you look these days, from blogs to decorating magazines, you find photographs of pink peonies . Well Lindaraxa is not to be left behind. She has waited years to get some back in her garden and it was the first thing she planted in the new house.
About a month ago we purchased two plants of the well known and perhaps most popular variety, Sarah Bernhart, and a whole bunch of bulbs of various colors from which I expect nothing this year. Although I know it's best to plant peonies in the Fall, I decided to chance it with a few plants. Come September though, I will look around for some interesting varieties to plant, especially the varigated ones.
The big decision when you have only two plants and just a few blooms is whether you want to enjoy them in the garden or inside the house. To me, that was a no brainer. Guess which one won?
Now my favorite flower sits next to my father in his blue navy suit when he was a young boy. I wish you could see the shoes....
There's only one thing wrong with peonies...they don't last long enough. But I guess so much beauty is hard to keep up for more than a couple of weeks!