I hope the gardening community will allow me to join the “In a Vase on Monday” group. Here in my first effort I am offering an arrangement of peonies that are in bloom this morning in my garden. Most of these beautiful blossoms are from heirlooms that originated in my grandmother’s garden and were given to me by my Aunt Martha. I have only suspicions about their names.
This is an extraordinary year for peonies here in our Charlotte garden. They are blooming their heads off, are standing up (at least until the weekend deluge knocked some of them over), and even the side buds look like they are going to bloom. That hasn’t happened in the past. My gardening buddies believe that the unusually cold winter we had is the reason; I think I agree.