Friday 4 July 2014

Sixth Week of Blooms

There were only a few peonies left to open this week. I enjoyed the peonies that bloomed
June 28th to July 4th.  This group could use some more late bloomers.

Alice Harding opened June 28th

Torangelle opened June 30th

 This is the end of the blooming season.  I am sure that I have missed some along the way.  There are still some peonies blooming.  Over the next week I will be making sure there are no seed heads and giving the plants some bone meal.
The foliage forms a lovely hedge the rest of the summer.  I will spend the hot summer days designing the new garden for the fall planting.  I am already looking forward to next year.
Thanks for stopping bye.

Fifth Week of Blooms

June 21st to June 27th had lots of peonies blooming, but the sadness of knowing it is coming to an end.  There were new peonies opening for the first time, but many that were finished blooming.  I walked around cutting the dead blossoms from the plants to put all of the energy into the roots.

The peony that grew from the seed bloomed.  It looks like the heritage pink that came with the house.  It has the same scent.(Cinnamon)  The next group of seedlings are six years away from blooming.  I picked up some more seeds from the Canadian Peony Society at the Oshawa Peony Festival.

All of the roots that arrived last fall came up.  There were only a few that did not bloom this year.  Somehow I managed to order more peonies for fall delivery and need to expand the gardens again.  I really like the similar colours grouped together. 

There were not as many new blossoms this week 12 opened for the first time. 

Sarah Bernhart opened June 21st
Trafford W Bigger opened June 21st

Gay Paree opened June 22

Gertrude Allen opened June 22 

Unknown pink that smells like cinnamon opened June 22

Nippon Beauty opened June 22

Red Anemone opened June 22

Leto opened June 26

There are a few more peonies to open next week.  There are sides buds still blooming from the peonies in week three and four.  The garden is just as I had imaged. The peonies are so easy to look after.  I am so happy with the garden.

Thursday 3 July 2014

Fourth Week of Blooms

June 14th to June 20th was a very busy week.  There was the Oshawa peony festival, friends stopping by, and a social tea.  The rain brought weeds galore.  There was so much weeding.
For those of you that wondered how the Dusty Millers did, 90% survived the winter and came up this year.  They look great against the peonies.
This week was the high light of the season.  Many of the peonies are only one year old, so the next couple of years the display will get better.  As the peonies get older, the blossoms will last longer.
The yellow intersectional for the web site are doing well.  The ones in bloom are Garden Treasure.  The Garden Treasure I brought to the Oshawa peony festival came from the plant in this area.  They are organically grown with no herbicides.
Now let's look at what opened this week.



Kanas opened June 16th

Border Charm opened June 16th

Hot Chocolate opened June 17th

Heavenly Pink opened June 17th

Bartzella opened June 17th

Sea Shell opened June 17th
August Dessert opened June 17th
Coral Supreme opened June 17th
Imperial Red opened June 17th

Liebchen opened June 17th

Paula Fay opened June 17th
Bowl of Beauty opened June 17th
Doreen opened June 17th

Auten Pride opened June 17th
Miss Mary opened June 17th
Nick Shalyor opened June 17th

Paul M Wild opened June 18th
Charm opened June 18th
Chestine Gowdy opened June 18th
Ada Niva opened June 19th
Sword Dance opened June 19th

Felix Crousse opened June 20th

Princess Margaret opened June 20th

44 blossoms opened with the 36 from last week, wow.