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Peony 'Festiva Maxima'

This lovely thing bloomed yesterday. There are many more deliciously fat buds on the plant, all the size of golf balls. Barring a hailstorm–which, this being spring, is not beyond question–I should enjoy some splendid blooms in the next week or so.

Gardening

The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

The most amazing thing has happened in my little office nook this week, not once, but twice! Hearing a loud buzzing noise, I turned to the open window to see a humming bird flitting from corner to corner before taking off for parts unknown. 329 more words

Gardening

Finally, sun. It’s going to be chilly tonight, in the mid-40s. Still have seedlings to get into the ground, pruning and deadheading to do. A few peonies survived the pounding rain the other night. 23 more words

2013

Peony 'Festiva Maxima'

I wish you could smell the fragrance of this bloom. Just one on my kitchen table makes me smile; a vase-full practically makes me giddy. 371 more words

Perennials