Can’t resist posting in both this week as I have some beautiful blooms to show you.
Peony or paeony is a name for plants in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America. Boundaries between species are not clear and estimates of the number of species range from 25  to 40.
Most are herbaceous perennial plants 0.5–1.5 metres tall, but some resemble trees up to 1.5–3 metres tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves, and large, often fragrant flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer.
As a child I remember large heavy blooms of deepest red. The leaves I used often for foliage in flower arrangements but I never appreciated the diversity of these flowers.
Last week I bought 5 blooms from my local supermarket for £3.00 – can you believe how cheap that was?
They have gradually opened during this week and have a delicate sweet fragrance.
I must buy some plants for my garden next year. They are stunning aren’t they?
Do you get really excited when you see something really beautiful especially when it has not cost a fortune? I do.
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