The peonies are blooming in different shades and varieties. A bit late here in the sticks, but it’s been a splendi-florous week.
Yes, those are the legs of an insect in the centre — it didn’t move so maybe it’s asleep, as this was early morning.
Happy Juneteenth and I wish you a lovely weekend,
41 thoughts on “The Peonies are Bloomin’!”
I love your post. It is very welcoming and yet promotes understanding. can you please help promote my garden blog? I would love to also have some tips on how to increase web traffic and interest from outsiders who are new and experienced in gardening. Could you also help me with that please?
Thank you. I started by visiting the WP Reader (top left of page) and following and commenting on other blogs. Many do follow back if you engage with them.
I am glad.
Beautiful – one of my favourite flowers
Wow! They certainly are. What a wonderful collection.
The peonies are such lovely colours.
They cheer me up.
Glad to hear! Sitting on my deck watching the house wrens in their nest below. Tiny birds with a great sound, the parents find food, clean the nest and tend their babies together. So lovely.
Thanks for sharing Cynthia. I love peonies and their varieties. A friend has a whole front yard of peony varieties that he displays and sells. The variety of colors and aromas are amazing! 🌸
Sounds great, Brad. Today is Juneteenth but I wanted to give me friends a break from the heavy topics I have been addressing, so – peonies! Will visit your blog soon.
I wondered about your post being on Juneteenth. And thank you for bring a touch of beauty to our day. Hugs!
Quite a display! Happy Juneteenth to you, too.
Beautiful… Wishing you a lovely weekend too!
A splendid selection.
I love peonies and yours are beautiful. Happy Juneteenth from the state where it began.
What a beautiful selection of peonies, Cynthia! I put in a number of them a few years ago. One really liked its location, and provides many large, pink blooms. The other varieties, which also seemed more susceptible to late frosts, went back in pots until I can find a better location. Do you have any advice on caring for these plants?
Lots of sun. Some take a while to adapt after being moved. Will think more on it.
Thanks, Cynthia! Our soil tends to be heavy clay, too. I don’t know if that makes any difference to the peonies. I’ve been slowly bringing in bagged raised bed soil to to to help break that up in some of the garden beds.
magnifiques… ❤ they faded away one month ago in our region…
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have a glorious summertime and lots of inspiration! 🙂
Thanks and the same to you!
Oh, I do love my peonies–and yours, too!
Beautiful luscious blooms!
Beautiful! I like those first two especially.
You are living in a lovely little corner of paradise there, young lady! Gorgeous!
We are so thankful to live here, Jeanne. Peaceful but always something new to see.
I love your blog. Thanks for the follow.
As a bride in 1967 I carried a single poeny, the white one with tiny flecs of pink. How very 1960s flower child! One failed attempt to grow them tho. Friend Cynthia will admire Hamlin’s photos instead.
Haha. Lovely to hear about your bridal peony! Happy Canada Day.
Oh these are just beautiful Cynthia 🙂 Love these flowers, I have one plant in my garden and it flowered the first two years.. Since then its produces leaves but no flowers.. What am I doing wrong?
Is it being overshadowed now? It needs sunlight and space.
Hi Cynthia, yes it is.. 🙂 a Rhododendron is next to it which has grown,.. Do you know what the best time of year to move it would be? to a sunnier position. 🙂
Normally, after blooming. Which makes it around now. Move it in the early evening to avoid the punishing sun. Better, just before a rainfall, or just after rain – most plants survive transplant better if their roots are wet. Dig widely around the plant – try to not damage the roots. Plant at the same level it was – not lower or higher. And finally, a little transplant solution in the pail the first time you water, and water more than you usually would for the next 2 or 3 weeks. Hope this helps.
Oooh Thank you so very much, this is very helpful Cynthia, and I will be doing that.. The Punishing Sun would be nice right now, here in the UK lol.. But we have had two days of rain, so when it stops that is just what I will be doing.. THANK YOU again… I really appreciate your advice.. 🙂 Enjoy your weekend 🙂
Your peonies are lovely, Cynthia. One day I will have somewhere to plant a peony. Trouble is I will have to dig a new bed for it, and all the other plants I really want and that involves such a lot of work! haha!