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finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Monday, May 18, 2009

peonies please



these are from our house in the city...we haven't sold it yet.



so i can still reap the rewards of peonies planted years ago.



what a scent that is wafting throught the air...such a sweet smell.



39 comments:

Faith said...

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. I have one bush. It's the only really decorative plant on the place as I've not been able to put in a yard as yet. It has no fragrance, though.

Yours are absolutely stunning!

~Faith

tina said...

Awesome!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Lovely blooms, pink peonies are my favorite--altho I like white and red too. In fact, what's not to like about all peonies. Mine are still a week or more away from bloom.
Marnie

Heather said...

Hi Marmee- I love your peony blooms! I am going to dig some from my mom's office and plant them in my yard. I hope they are nearly as pretty as yours are!
-Heather

Darla said...

Very pretty.

Susie said...

Beautiful Marmee!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh my gosh..they are BEAUTIFUL
I love peonies almost as much as roses
and lilacs...
smiles, Deena

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Peonies, Marmee... I don't know why we don't have them in our yard. I guess there's just room for so much!!!! ha

Have a great Monday.
Hugs,
Betsy

DP Nguyen said...

Those are beautiful poenies. I've never seen one in real life, but I do imagine they smell wonderful!

Dirt Princess said...

Like cotton candy tufts

Kanak Hagjer said...

They look so beautiful!

Rosehaven Cottage said...

The shade of pink is wonderful! I'd be in love too! I don't have any peonies. I'm wondering if I should add some... hmmm...

Cindy

lola said...

Gorgeous, love them. Wish I could grow them here.

Rose said...

Beautiful peonies! Good luck with selling your house--ours was on the market far longer than I expected--but at least you can still enjoy these lovely flowers.

Congratulations to your son on his graduation! You must be very proud of him.

Wendy said...

Those are truly beautiful! So pink and lush. I do like the smell of them. Sorry you haven't sold your house in the city. It must be frustrating.
Hugs

Meems said...

Those are fabulous!

You've got peonies - I've got magnolias... both wafting wonderful scents in the air to bring us simple pleasure.

hugs to you... see you soon!

Jayne said...

Oh soooooo gorgeous!

Gail said...

I love peonies! Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a few that bloomed in the summer! I just might have to head out to see if I can find a few more fragrant ones for this garden...have a sweet day marmee! gailGail

marmee said...

faith,

i can't believe yours isn't fragrant...i didn't know of such a thing.
i really love mine and have planted more from bare root at the farm...it will be a few years before i get blooms though.

marmee said...

tina,

thanks!

marmee said...

marnie,

i shall be happy to see your blooms it a week or two. do you stake yours.
i think they are all just amazing.

marmee said...

heather,

welcome to "things i love".
normally i answer on a more timely manner but with the end of school and so many graduations...i am behind.
if you have access to some to bring home you should...they might be in shock but will recover nicely. i see them in peoples yards and you know that they don't pay one bit of attention to them.

marmee said...

why thank you dear darla.

marmee said...

dear susie...i am glad you liked them...they are something to behold and smell.

marmee said...

deena...it is hard to pick a favourtie when there are so many deliciously wonderful blossoms. i really love all the ones on your list too.

marmee said...

betsy,

if only we could have a bit of all of the flowers in our gardens...i am always dreaming of the next bloom...or should i say daydreaming. happy wednesday to you.

marmee said...

dp,

you have to experience a peony even if it is in the nursery...they are the most fragrant flower with so many petals ...really go find one and just sniff.

marmee said...

dirt princess,

i never thought of that but your are so right...definitely the cotton candy colour.

marmee said...

kh,

they are magnificent...do you have them there?

marmee said...

cindy,

with your love of roses...i would say yes...you need some of these. they remind me of roses but not so fussy and no thorns either. the petals go on and one forever. they make wonderful cut flowers...and there is always plenty to share.

marmee said...

lola,

oh i wish you could grow them too. they are wonderful and i really could have a whole peony area...maybe i should. not this year too much already going on.

marmee said...

rose,

thank you, thank you on both accounts...i can't believe our house hasn't sold but with the market in the tank...there are empty houses everywhere.
i am grateful to be able to get these gorgeous cut flowers out of the deal...the ones here just aren't blooming yet and with all the rain not sure what they are going to do this year.

marmee said...

wendy,

i have been through so many different emotions about not selling the house...frustrating is the one constant...i am trying to just wait and be patient...three years worth.
the peonies would cheer anybody and the scent is heavenly.

marmee said...

meems,

now that i have my magnolia in the ground perhaps i will have those too...i mean here. i still go cut those from the city house too. i used the branches from there last year at thanksgiving.

see you very soon! yippee
packing...yuck!

marmee said...

jayne,

thank you so much!

marmee said...

gail,

i know that some of my favourite blooms are so short lived but maybe that is why i like them so much coz they aren't around very long...i say add some if you have a place for them...your yard always looks so pretty and full of blooms.
have a wonderful week my friend.

Q said...

The peonies are in full bloom at my house too. I have many bushes. I never knew until just the other day they are my husband's favorite bloom. He never told me...
they do smell divine!
Sherry

marmee said...

q,

that's is great to know that your husband loves the bloom too. enjoy yours while they are blooming. i love how the smell invades the whole room.

amy hall said...

I love the pictures you posted. Well done, especially the peonies.
Ilovepeonies. Started out to buy 2peonies and came home with 25 varieties. When in bloom, I have a Peony Extravaganza.

Now is the time to start looking for what peony to add to your peony garden.