It’s our favourite blooming time of year! A few days in late June every year, peonies fill the front garden at our house. The blooms are particularly beautiful this year, though I say that every year.
Our love of peonies started with my husband’s grandmother who grew peonies and shared her bounty with us for our garden in Newfoundland. We both associate peonies with Classie, a name which describes her perfectly.
Of course there are names for these varieties of peonies which I don’t know. I do know the wow factor of the various varieties which leads my husband and me to take photos leading up to and during the bloom.
In our current garden, some of these blooms are the size of dinner plates. These white ones,
with the paint-dipped petals near the centres are that big. A bunch of them is so heavy that in spite of a large basket around the plant, the blooms fall over.
These red peonies are not as wide but are as thick as the whites. They are always the first blooms of the lot.
Some of our peonies have a hint of pink with a yellow centre.
Others are wide and thick with short white petals lining the outer pink ones. Beautiful pink petals make a thick centre.
We call the one on the right a single peony. It is a soft salmon colour without many petals and stands beside a bunch of huge fluffy pink ones.
While some buds are yet to burst forth,
the red ones have begun the inevitable fall of petals.
We enjoy them while we can!
I posted before I checked the peonies this morning.
A surprise bloom this morning.
The depth of this bloom is amazing.
Pink blooms waiting for their moment in the sun.
Rose peonies in their glory!