the peony are in bloom
each year it seems I watch and watch
wondering when it will be that the first bloom appears
and then in the blink of an eye
the entire peony bush is filled with scented flowers
we had quite a downpour last night
with thunder and lightening
the garden is well watered
and little birdie drinking areas
filled to the top
this one is a favourite with the sparrows
tucked in amongst the peony, hosta and larkspur
and red geraniums
I know that a rule of thumb says peony take a while to re establish themselves once moved.
We lost so many bushes and plants due to the harsh Winter and especially the ice storm that moving this particular Peony was necessary.
It has never looked so good!
I think it prefers it's new spot.
both Peony bushes bloomed at exactly the same time this year
Later this afternoon,
when the garden has dried,
I will pick some blooms ... just a few ... to put on our table ♥
working on a garden project...
while this is a photo pulled from my archives,
this old picnic basket will be put to good use again this Summer.
We love heading out for the day, and filling it to the brim ... not forgetting of course, to include a jam jar of flowers ♥