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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

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
 ranunculus
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...

18 comments:

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . Looks like things are blooming well there to ! Thanks for sharing .Have a good weekend !

La Table De Nana said...

A lovely post for a rainy day here while our peony pop too:)
Have a great day.

libbyquilter said...

beautiful flowers and i have that very same tablecloth on my kitchen table right now~! it looks pretty in your picnic basket too.

enjoy your beautiful day.

:-)
libbyQ

Lynda said...

Your peonies are gorgeous, Deb! I've never had a problem moving peonies - they've always settled into their new homes just fine.

Wasn't that a storm last night?? I thought the garden would wash away!

Have a lovely afternoon! xo

Debbie Nolan said...

Deb - your peonies are so beautiful. Wish they bloomed longer - they are truly the queen of the garden. That picnic basket looks wonderful - can I come along - I so love to dine outdoors!!

Deb said...

Hello Elaine - it seems to be like that doesn't it ... big changes in the garden all at once :-) Have a wonderful weekend ♥

Deb said...

Hello Monique ~ raining on and off here all day, making it very humid. I can hardly believe that yesterday my peony were just big swollen buds and today, both bushes are tipping over with heavy blooms! Wishing you a wonderful day as well ♥

Deb said...

Hi Libby ~ the tablecloth was a gift from a dear blog friend ~ I love all the bright colours in it & the fabric is lovely and sturdy. I pack a plastic cloth as well, but love a nice vintage cotton tablecloth to go over :-)

Deb said...

Hello Lynda ~ glad to hear about the Peony. I was concerned it would not settle but it has thrived! That really was quite the storm ... the peony were top heavy from all the rain!
Have a wonderful day xo

Deb said...

Hi Debbie ~ thank you ♥ you absolutely can come along xo

Julie Marie said...

Oh Deb, your Peonies are gorgeous!... and you captured them beautifully in your photos... I hope they last a long time for you... love your little white picket fence, and also your pot of red Salvia... those were one of my daddy's favorites... your little birdie painting is so cute!... and your picnic basket looks like so much fun!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Mereknits said...

Is there anything more beautiful in life than a peony?
Hugs to you Deb.
Meredith

Deb said...

thank you Julie marie ♥ the picket fence has stood the test of time ... we built it 25 years ago :-) I always wanted a picket fence & wild English country garden. Thank you for telling me your red Salvia memories ~ I love anything like that & will think of you when I look at them xo spotted the baby rabbit (he was eating the pansies) ... took photos from the dining room - will share them soon ♥

Deb said...

hello Meredith ~ they are pretty spectacular ♥

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

HI there Deb! It feels so good to be dropping by for a visit.
Your photos are just stunning! I adore peonies and intend to create a large hedge of them alone.
It was a difficult winter, and we have lost several shrubs, trees and flowers here too. But we also had a few unexpected survivors. And our Spring has been a good balance of heat and rain. So, not all is bad.
All the best,
Andrea

Deb said...

hello andrea ~ so nice to have you stop by ♥ a peony hedge sounds amazing! have a wonderful weekend xo

June said...

I love your beautiful blooms Deb! Isn't it such a joy to be able to have flowers everyday and not have to pay for them?
sending hugs...

Deb said...

hi june ~ I agree ... little posies are all over my home thanks to my little garden ♥