Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gratuitous Peony Photos

I'm sorry, but you'll all have to bear with me.

Fortunately for my non-gardening Facebook friends, since I have been garden blogging this past year, they no longer have to endure endless gratuitous Peony shots. But it's that time of Spring, when my species, Chinese and Japanese tree peonies are just beginning to bloom.  So there will be lots of pictures.  Below are the handful of early ones that are currently doing their thing.

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Seidei 聖代' (Glorious Reign)

The herbaceous peonies are still a few weeks out - that will be a later installment. I'm getting giddy with anticipation for my upcoming splurge at Adleman Peony Gardens.

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Bai Xue Ta 白雪塔' (White Snow Tower)
Paeonia suffruticosa in the evening sun.
Paeonia delaveyi
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Shima Nishiki 岛锦'
Paeonia suffruticosa in bud

Paeonia ostii 'Feng Dan Bai 鳳丹白' (Phoenix White) in bud - almost like a Rose.
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Seidei 聖代' - The foliage is stunning too.
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Seidei 聖代

6 comments:

  1. That Paeonia suffruticosa is awesome...even the foliage...how long does that foliage color last?

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  2. Oh my goodness, those are gorgeous. Please, continue on with your peony pictorials!! :) Cheers, Jenni

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    1. What Jenni said. Peonies are the best!

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  3. I must get a few of these early ones. Mine are just beginning to form buds. This is a great catalog of some to seek out.

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  4. Those are gorgeous , My Peonies came with the house , so I have no idea what they are.

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  5. Please post about your trip to Adleman Peony Gardens. I live on the east coast and want desperately to go. Would love to see some pics! Love, love, love peonies!

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