It is so wonderful being able to see everyone’s gardens and photos this year. The internet is a wonderful thing! I saw a banana flower for the first time at The Green Box Garden. I came across the most beautiful pink and white Double Peony that Drucilla Mott posted here.
Two things are funny about that. The first is I always loved the look of peony but asked my mom not to put them in our garden because they only last so long and I can’t stand all the petals on the ground. I remember at my Gran’s, she had a huge bush out front, it was all I could do not to yank it out! There were always brown petals everywhere you looked. If I tried to tidy it up, she’d get upset. I vowed never to grow one at my house.
After Gran passed on, there were legal issues and the house sat vacant for a year. We weren’t able to clean up or do anything. The yard went to pot! By the time everything was settled, the flowers had bloomed, and gone. I never had flower gardens then. I wouldn’t have known if something was a weed or a keeper. All I did know is that I wanted to dig some of them up to still have a part of her. She loved her gardens!
We dug up a bunch of stuff, not knowing everything we had. Mom said there was a small peony plant out back and really wanted it. I caved. We had no idea what kind it was. This year, once everything blooms we might get a few surprises!
So the other night I went out and took a few snapshots of things that were about ready to open:
The next morning I woke up to this:
I have no idea what these are:
I’ll look them up one day!
Happy Gardening and thanks to everyone who share their gardens with us!