My dark pink peonies have been pretty spectacular this year. At seven blooms I almost, almost cut some to bring inside but in the end just couldn't do it.
Wouldn't it be fabulous to have a peony cutting garden? Of course then I'd need a lilac, rose, hydrangea, tulip and daffodil one too!
At least when the dark pink one is done the white Maxima will be ready for it's show... plus I've added a few other peonies this year and last year so maybe even more!
My 16 acre field of dandelions gone to seed puffs....
It's changing too.
Gone.... and as we speak it's being disced and tilled... I'm looking forward to seeing what will be planted this year. Although I could have done without the 6:30 am wake up call of a tractor in my field... on my day off... they joys of country living.
Our "sunny and rainy on the same day" days have really made an impact on my gardens this year. Lots of weeds but also lots of flowers and plants are thriving.
And the little greenhouse way over there?
And OF COURSE.... zinnias! Lots and lots of zinnias once again.
With the guarantee of warmer nights I've finanlly gotten all of my pots and baskets out, including the imaptiens that usually go out last.
And last Saturday I spent most of the day planting my white imaptiens that I grow from seed. I sorted them by size and planted out about 150 of the ones that were bigger leaving the smaller ones inside until they were ready for planting... of course in just a few days, yesterday to be exact, I had 100 more ready to go into the gardens.
My orange azaleas that are original to the house put on quite a show this year...
As did the mother's day Rhodie.
But my old lilac is now waning.... in fact after a very windy day this week, it's waning all over the lawn!
It too was pretty amazing this year.
There's nothing like the smell of lilacs and this year with the warmer days you could smell them all around the yard!
Which is nice since in the "country" sometimes there are other not so fabulous smells... yep, those are cows across the way.
And this one?
I think she likes me,