Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My First Peony This Year

     A few days ago I noticed somebody commenting that the best of their peony blooms were over.

     So yesterday when  I found one peony bloom completely open, I thought wow! I finally get to enjoy my own peonies. 

     So without any more fanfare here is my first peony bloom of the year!

Rich lush hues of the peony

And it looks like he has a little brother and a whole lot more baby brothers to come.

     This plant is at least 42 years old. I've had to trim it down to size several times and have given parts away for other people to start a peony of their own.

29 comments:

  1. oh, that's awesome! love all the buds just ready to grow and burst!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is Mrs. Chatterbox's favorite flower. I don't see then too often here in Oregon but when I do I always pause to enjoy them. Take care.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are able to grow other very showy flowers in Oregon.

      Delete
  3. Red that is a wonderful peony bloom. WOW. I have never seen a peony plant with that many blooms on it. 42 years old ...that is amazing. Thanks for sharing this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For all the static I get from my wife about my gardening I'm pretty happy about this one.

      Delete
  4. Wow, look at the number of buds on that plant!
    It a lovely shade of pink as well.
    Amazing that it is 42 years old. I'm impressed Red.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's always loaded with blooms and of course ants!

      Delete
  5. Well worth a post. It's a cracker.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope cracker means something good!

      Delete
  6. When you say trim it down...what exactly does that mean?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. To prevent it from spreading out and crowding out other plants I take the spade and cut out the stuff around the edges.

      Delete
  7. They are beautiful...what a nice deep pink color

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. they are a good dark color.

      Delete
  8. I do love peonies and wish I had a little less shade in at least one spot to grow them....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This one does well in full sun.

      Delete
  9. Beautiful, Red! Mine are just starting to finish up. I love the rich fullness of peonies!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Okay, you must be the one reporting peonies that are past their prime.

      Delete
  10. I love peonies, too. They are not out yet here in our part of the country, but seeing yours makes me think I'm just not looking in the right place. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm surprised they're not out in Bellingham.

      Delete
  11. Oh my goodness - it's beautiful! I don't have a peony anymore.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, if I moved I think I'd take a chunk of this with me.

      Delete
  12. Mine are just forming buds. Yours are beautiful! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They won't be long. You've had a long cold spring.

      Delete
  13. Very nice, that's a long time to be growing one plant. How many years have you been in the same home?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is the only house I ever owned. I moved here in 1970.

      Delete
  14. It is a miracle that the plant is so old and still have such big flowers. You must have "green thumbs".

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sometimes we get lucky. It gets sun and is on the south end of the house. I provide it with some water.

      Delete
  15. Oh Red, they're absolutely luscious!

    ReplyDelete