May 12, 2017

Incipient peony.

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15 comments:

Curious George said...

When I lived in the Chicago 'burbs I had the best peonies. They were spectacular although I don't know why. They grew next to the house in the worst backfill soil. I never did anything to help them along. My only guess is that the red brick wall behind them provided warmth in the sometimes chilly May days.

The kids would come take some for their mom's on mother day.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Insouciant pony.

RAH said...

I had two plants and each would produce about 60 blooms a piece. Just planted 4 more but it takes two years to get big enough to have good flowers

Rob said...

Donald Trump: "Incontinent? Pee on me."

David Baker said...

I wonder if the various flowers know they're being so closely observed. And if these observations are somehow altering their normal behavior.

Therefore, may I request a macro of the garden? So that no one flower will feel self-conscious.

Virtually Unknown said...

Wow,Trump has ruined the New Yorker cartoons, even. Kind of a shame.

David said...

No ants. I like it best when they are covered with ants.

Snark said...

My peonies stopped blooming, and I don't know why. Sniff. Like I mean sad sniff, not flower sniff.

sparrow said...

Snark,
Does the soil drain poorly? or are they in too much shade. Poor drainage kills peonies that and the wilts that follow

Fernandinande said...

We saw this fine horned toad this morning.

David-2 said...

Glad it's peony season again ... sad its such a short season.

David said...

"My peonies stopped blooming, and I don't know why."

1. Change in light--they need 4-6 hours of direct sun.
2. Too crowded--may need to divide or move.
3. Have exhausted soil--need to fertilize
4. Weather issues prior year
5. Lost foliage or you cut back or removed foliage too soon
6. They never did like you and got tired of pretending.

LilyBart said...

6. They never did like you and got tired of pretending

I think this is how I lose a lot of plants!

LilyBart said...

... sad its such a short season.

agreed!

Snark said...

LOL @ David :)

Thanks...of those possibilities I think light, soil and my terrible personality are the best candidates for remediation. I'll google!