I was happy for Portland's nice week of sunshine and not overly hot temperatures. It was a tad windy a couple of times, but all the peonies have done well. The really hot intense sun really fries the flowers. So this week they have opened beautifully and avoided damage.
|Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yin Hong Qiao Dui 银红巧对' (Silver Red Tree Peony)|
The dark bronze foliage of 'Yin Hong Qiao Dui' really sets off the pink flowers of this one.
|Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yin Hong Qiao Dui 银红巧对'|
|'Black Panther 黑豹' still has some opening to do.|
|Paeonia suffruticosa 'Black Panther 黑豹' buds are opening!|
|'Black Panther 黑豹'|
|The foliage of 'Black Panther 黑豹' is lovely too.|
|Paeonia suffruticosa 'Lu Xiang Qiu 綠香球' (Green Fragrant Ball) beginning to open|
|Paeonia ostii 'Feng Dan Bai 鳳丹白' (Phoenix White) in full bloom.|
|The one bud the "asshole bug/slug" didn't get - Paeonia suffruticosa 'Shima Nishiki 岛锦'|
|Paeonia ostii 'Feng Dan Bai 鳳丹白' mixed into the flower bed.|
The next installment is 'Fragrant Green Ball', 'High Noon" and 'Kinshi 金鸟' blooming for the first time. Should be a knock out!
|One more Yin Hong Qiao Dui, because it's just so perfect.|