So, there I was minding my own business--I was writing another chapter for An Ever Fixed Mark. Which reminds me, I still haven't finished this week's installment. Gotta do that. Be right back. Okay, now that it's done I can continue without distractions--when Tom comes home from work with a bunch of bulbs and among them were peonies. No, not a bunch of flowers ready for the vase. Tom knows I much prefer flowers which give and give again and again. I'm talking about the tubers which will eventually grow into flowers once they are planted in my garden...my way-too-full-of peony-garden. Yes, I have too many peonies!
|Singles, doubles I have them al|
I shook my head in utter dismay. Had this man not listened to a darn thing I said last autumn when I was lamenting of having too many peonies for my new peony garden???? Obviously not.
|Karl Marx looks just like Festiva Maxima to me|
And have I mentioned that my peonies do something no other gardener's peonies do? My understanding is that mine are the only ones I know of which actually go to seed and those seeds make baby peonies. Yes, each year I end up finding new baby peonies everywhere. They're practically weeds around here! The prettiest darn weeds I've ever seen and ones I refuse to yank out--so far anyway--but weeds nonetheless.
|What do you mean I have too many Daylilies? NEVER!|
More peonies for me and I'm not too thrilled about it. I know, I know! I never thought the day would come when I would say there is such a thing as too many peonies, but that day has come.
|Why couldn't they be Tree Peonies?|
While I'm not entirely finished with the peony garden--if you will recall autumn came too quickly and took even less time to turn to winter so the garden lay unfinished and I didn't even get half the peony plants out of the nursery. What? I haven't told you about my very own plant nursery? Are you sure? Well, I'll tackle that next time.
|Another Sorbet Peony, oh joy!|
So, if I ever have a contest in which I'm offering a prize, you can bet your bottom dollar it'll likely--so very likely-- be a peony. Did I mention I have too many peonies?