Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I live under the canopy of an enchanted garden... and these days, my garden has been gifting me with peonies; dozen of gorgeous lovely peonies...  THANK YOU!




I have heard some things about peonies and ants. Some people worry about bringing them inside, because of the ants. Gladly, I have never seen any ants on my peonies, but even if they did happen to have ants on them, I wouldn't mind bringing them inside anyways... they're so very lovely!


I planted my hot pink peonies when we first moved to the house in the roses, about eight years ago. For two consecutive years they did poorly and failed to bloom, so I moved them to a sunnier location and finally after two more years, they put roots and adapted to the environment. They seem to grow wild now and in abundance. And there's that other peony bush, positively gorgeous with huge pink blossoms, which I inherited a couple of years ago from a woman on a country road who was having a yard sale on her farm; gorgeous peonies were in full bloom against the old fence. I asked her if she would spare a root, and she kindly agreed. When she pulled out the peony root, out went with it a small fragment of some phlox. I planted the whole thing just the way she gave it to me, and now I not only have this lovely peony bush growing in my garden... the phlox has multiply abundantly and it's growing everywhere.

Love them!


  1. Oh how enchanting they are. I love peonies and roses. Your garden is simply grand. I know you enjoy the rewards of decorating in your lovely home. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

  2. LOVE your beautiful hot pink peonies, your light pink peonies - and your neat story about the farm lady who "hooked you up."

    How nice that beauty continues.

    Lovin it!!

  3. You have abundant beauty... You, yourself.... And On your trips, in your yard, throughout your home.... And most importantly in your heart...

  4. Oh how beautiful. You have given us such lovely photos of your beautiful flowers.

    Ours are just beginning to bloom, here in our 'neck of the woods'.

    But I can't bring ours inside. Our allergies will not allow us to have any real flowers in our home. -sigh- We have to enjoy them, in my husband's gardens.

    Lovely story of getting both the Peony and the Phlox. Sweet.


  5. Oh how I love Peonies. But, it's just too hot here in Texas to grow them. I will admit I buy them at the store as cut flowers occasionally. Thank you for sharing these & ENJOY!


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