Thursday, June 23, 2016

Time's Celebration

The fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers, a rare fusion of fluff and majesty, the peony is now coming into bloom.
–Henry Mitchell, American writer (1923-93)

Like children, young peonies take time to develop. They usually need a few years to establish themselves, bloom, and grow.
Peonies thrive on benign neglect. Unlike most perennials, they don’t need to be dug and divided.

June is like a festival
Honoring each hour
Pink parades of peony,
Purple wild-phlox bow'r

Buttercups and cowslip-seas
White anemone stars
Scatter summer's luxuries
From heaven-held jars

Daisy-dells ,musk-mallow bells
Fields of clover-swoon
Nature's invitation to
Time's celebration


Our peony-season was cut short by scorching winds:(


  1. Love the peony quote ..and all.
    Mine have lasted fairly well although their composition is more likea dried flower almost..

    1. I guess it depends which variety we one late-blooming variety is faring much better than the one I call my middle-bloom kind...they bloom after the early reds etc.


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