Perfect Peonies

I love peonies.  I even love to say the word “peony”.  I love when they start to leaf out in the spring and when I am rewarded with a big, beautiful bloom it signifies that summer is officially here!  I have got about 15 peony plants of various ages, colors and varieties.  I inherited four plants when we bought our house and then added a few select varieties from Cady’s Falls Nursery, I’ve been “babysitting” a couple for a dear friend who moved them from her grandmother’s garden in Connecticut, and I was gifted several peony roots for my 30th birthday that are growing in really nicely this year.  Thanks to this unusually warm weather we’ve been having in Vermont I think this is the earliest I’ve seen my plants blooming.  Here are a couple of shots I took this morning of a peony that grown beneath my kitchen window…in quite a bit of shade actually!  I can’t think of anything more perfect than a peony in bloom.



  • anna

    May 28, 2010 at 9:16am ·

    beautiful! saw it on twitter, love it – from a fellow vermonter, aspiring gardener. my peonies haven’t popped yet!

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