What a wonderful week. We finally got some rain. There were a few warm days and some just the right temperature to work, but it brought the mosquitoes. Peonies were well on the way to show off. This week the air was filled with the wonderful smell of peonies from Ezra Pound. Lots of plants I received last fall are blooming along with the ones that have been here for a while. During the week there was as many as eight blooming at once.
Flame Opened May 30Nova Opened May 30
Ezra Pound Opened May 31Nose Gay Opend May 31
There were two trees blooming, High Noon and the unknown red, the rest were herbaceous. I had lots to look at each night I came home from work. Peonies are a great way to just relax and smell the fragrances, enjoy the colours, and textures. They release the stress of the day and demand your admiration.
The Oshawa Peony Festival is coming soon. I will be there again, this time with a few more flowers and to devote some of my time.
Coming soon is Sunny Girl, Lemon Chiffon, Red Charm. We seem to be about a week behind last year. It is time to get out and enjoy the garden and the warm of the sunlight.