Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Peony Season

Peonies are not my favourite flower, but I do have a few nice specimens.  The problem with peonies, in my eyes, is the weight of the flower, which pulls the flowers all down toward the ground.  The other thing I find with peonies they always seem to get a wind and rain, just as they are in full bloom and down they go, completely flopped all over the ground, petals scattered everywhere.  I think perhaps some of the new single varieties with the fancy yellow centers might stand up better, although I do not have experience with them.