#Peonies – Wordless Wednesday

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Pink peony greeting the morning sun.
Second year for this “August Dessert” bush but the first with substantial blooms
Peony at twilight.
I was disappointed in this bush the first year it bloomed as they are too pale.
This bright pink color is what I ordered.
But they’ve grown on me…..and it’s right beside my meditation bench.
A crown of peony blooms fit for a June bride.

For more on peonies check out A Walk Down Peony Lane – link.

23 thoughts on “#Peonies – Wordless Wednesday

  1. Linda Schaub says:

    More “pretty in pink” blooms … they are gorgeous. My neighbor had them and one morning I walked out the door to go to work and he handed me a bouquet for my desk. I was admiring them on the bus and all a sudden ants came running out of them. I was startled and literally tossed the bouquet.

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    • Joni says:

      Oh the ants love them! I never pick them and bring them indoors for that reason. It would be a nightmare for you when you already have a problem with ants. I noticed my mom had a few in her house tonight and was trying to figure out how they got there. I’ll set out some “special food” for them tomorrow.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I told my mom and she said “well I know you didn’t want to be rude to Jim, but yes … peonies are full of ant!” He was a nice man and sometimes he’d make a bouquet of roses for my desk … the only thing is he thought the roses that were open fully were the nicest roses, so they often were dropping petals before the day was over. Thinking of him as I always gave him a “Happy Father’s Day to my Stepdad” card. He and his wife moved in shortly after my father left, so he used to help us with thing. He was bored when he retired so he mowed his/our lawn three times a week. 🙂 Oh, get rid of those ants at mom’s house. I wish I listened to myself in early March and had the perimeter of the house sprayed. I didn’t because of the hummingbird(s). Next year, I’m getting it sprayed and stop the hummingbird feeders for a while, maybe in the backyard when retired and I am back there more. They drove me crazy this year – worse than any other year and I thought they were gone three times, only to have them back.

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      • Joni says:

        I haven’t seen any for a few days, but we put Ant-Max bait drops in a few small tinfoil plates on the kitchen floor. They’re supposed to take it back to their home and it destroys them.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        That’s good. I was talking to another walker and she asked if I finally got rid of the ants as she’s had the “Spring ants” too. She did what you did and put the bait drops on tinfoil – she used Terro bait and smeared it on cardboard and said it got rid of them. I used the Terro liquid bait traps. They did go to the bait, but took forever to leave this year. She said they were gone in no time.

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    • Joni says:

      Thanks Dave! Actually I’ll be posting a similar painting at the end of my Gardening Blog next week, which I’m now thinking she might have painted from peonies. It’s pink on a green background.

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  2. J P says:

    Peonies remind me of my mother. She was not much of a gardener, but she planted white Peonies and they thrived. The pale pink ones are quite nice.

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    • Joni says:

      Thanks JP. The pale pink ones have grown on em, but I think I might dig up some brighter pink ones this fall – apparently that is the correct time to transplant them, as someone has offered me some from their farm, so they are the old heirloom ones.

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