When warm weather arrives, the things I think about and want to write about are invariably related to the blooms all around me. It’s no secret that I have a running list of plants I’d like to have and the peony in my front yard is a plant from that wish list. T gave it to me; I’ve had it for four years now. Each year, the peony gets larger and sets on a few new flowers, tight balls of color just waiting to explode.
As May transitions into June, the peony blooms open up with glorious color. It lives in the same part of my garden as the rhododendron and as the rhododendron blooms are fading, the peony takes control of the show.