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June 16, 2014

Promised Peonies…. and a little more

Filed under: What's Blooming — Karma @ 8:19 pm
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My other favorite flower that I grow in the beds around my home are peonies.  I don’t get tons of them on my humble little bushes, but I get enough to enjoy.  Last Friday for school I even pressed one into service as a hair accessory; it was “Tropical Day” so a hot pink peony got to help me complete my look.  I didn’t think to take a selfie for y’all, but here are some photos from the following morning of some rain-kissed beauties in my yard.

peony 1

peony 2

peony 3

peony 4

After I took the peony photos, I decided to take a little wander around the yard to see what else might be blooming. I was glad I did. I reminded myself, quite literally, to stop and smell the roses.
raindrops on roses

I just loved the big ol’ water droplet hanging out on the petal here.

Some of the new perennials that I planted in my perennial bed last year are blooming too. Forgive me, I can’t remember their names.
perennial 2

perennial 1

And of course I can’t forget the crazy poppy:
crazy poppy

How is your whimsical hunting coming along? Things have been busy around here lately and my own search for whimsy is not doing well. I’m considering extending the deadline a bit. I don’t think that would bother anyone would it?


  1. Karen the peonies are so pretty..I feel like I can smell that scent from here! It must have been nice having that flower in your hair at school. I would love smelling it all day…they are so sweet. I love the water drop on the rose too..your pictures are beautiful!

    Comment by trish49 — June 16, 2014 @ 8:36 pm | Reply

  2. Oh…I forgot to mention how pretty that Poppy is.

    Comment by trish49 — June 16, 2014 @ 8:37 pm | Reply

  3. Your peonies and other flowers are beautiful! There is something about water droplets – and reflections. Whimsy? Working on it and I’ve found some but would’ve sworn I would find more. Extend away!

    Comment by Carol — June 16, 2014 @ 8:48 pm | Reply

    • Thanks so much Carol.
      I’m thinking of giving another week for the whimsy to appear.

      Comment by Karma — June 17, 2014 @ 4:43 pm | Reply

  4. Really gorgeous peonies, Karma. And the beauty in that poppy! Lovely. Like I told you in a recent email…breathe…summer vacation is just around the bend…

    Comment by Kathy — June 17, 2014 @ 9:50 am | Reply

    • Thank you Kathy. Summer vacation… counting it down! A day and a half of school left!

      Comment by Karma — June 17, 2014 @ 4:45 pm | Reply

  5. Love the crazy poppy!! (I love poppies in general and wish I had a few.) The peonies and your photos are lovely. I was surprised at how difficult it was to locate whimsy. If my friend hadn’t stepped in, I’d probably still be looking.

    Comment by Robin — June 18, 2014 @ 11:21 am | Reply

    • Thank you Robin. Yes, it seems strange but I really think I am going to have to go out and “hunt down” some whimsy.

      Comment by Karma — June 20, 2014 @ 6:42 am | Reply

  6. Beauty!! Lovely captures, Karma. 🙂

    Comment by sonali — June 19, 2014 @ 12:08 am | Reply

  7. You planted some of these last year, yet they survived the cold of winter! Beautiful examples of the magic of nature. 🙂

    Comment by Joanne — June 24, 2014 @ 7:02 pm | Reply

    • Yes, I feel quite lucky that some of these new plants survived the harsh winter this year. It is looking like one of my beloved butterfly bushes did not – I’ve not yet seen any new growth on it this year. That’s quite a disappointment considering how I look forward to enjoying all the butterflies they attract.

      Comment by Karma — June 24, 2014 @ 7:26 pm | Reply

  8. What a marvellous garden you must have. Love the Peonies.

    Comment by sybil — June 25, 2014 @ 8:33 pm | Reply

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