Until next year.
Peonies are perennials so will return next Spring. The peony blossoms seemed extra lush this year. And there were some varieties in the Highland Park Gardens I’d not seen before.
Peonies–“Peonies are usually sold as bare-root tubers with 3 to 5 eyes (buds), divisions of a 3- or 4-year-old plant” from the Farmers Almanac “Peonies are said to symbolize a happy life and a happy marriage”
Here is an article about the Biological Mutualism of Ants and Peonies. “It’s a myth that ants are necessary for peonies to bloom” (but they do love the nectar from Peonies)
“Monet in Bloom, designed by Associate Director of Exhibits Jordyn Melino, is open Sat., May 7 – Sun., Sept. 25.”
A new flower show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Click link to see more of show.
If you like Impressionist painter Claude Monet you’ll enjoy the colorful displays.
I love the old fashioned look of lilacs in the white ironstone pitcher.
But do I like the scent of the bouquet in my house?
From the archives
Three types of fall flowers for decoration were near my DIL’s table in Ohio when I was visiting.
Silk, paper, nature.
Her mother created the paper flower bouquet with her Cricut for a gorgeous birthday card.
Waiting to be picked up by a passerby. Had to pull over to photograph these discards.
This hydrangea bush was in Joan’s garden when she moved into her home in 1973. She’s done nothing to feed it.
“The name hydrangea comes from the Greek words “hydor” meaning water and “angos” meaning vessel. Which together roughly translate to “water barrel”. This is because of the fact that hydrangeas are notorious for needing lots of water and the cup shaped flowers. The name, Hortensia, is a Latin version of the French word Hortense.” From Plant Addicts website