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Friday, 15 Jun 12 Cloudy 22°C / 72°F

Peonies are in full bloom… at least a week early, I think. This, of course, means heavy rain will come. Always happens, it seems. Oh well… more peonies for the house.

The vase contains Gilbert Wild, Red Magic & Festiva Maxima. All three are supposidly fragrant and while the second two have a delightful rose scent, Gilbert Wild has a somewhat chemically kind of scent. There’s scent all right… I just don’t particulary care for it. But the other two have made up for it in
spades and the entire living room is filled with the scent of rugosa roses.

I thought Duchess de Nemours was white but mine is soft pink. I’m wondering if it was mislabled. Likely so…


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Peony, Duchess de Nemours

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Peony, Kansas

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Peony, Sarah Bernhart

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Peony, Shirley Temple

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Peony, Festiva Maxima

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Peony, Red Magic



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  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    amazing bouquet!

    Posted on 15 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Mamabluestem

    Mamabluestem wrote:

    Wow, those are some beautiful peonies. Sigh, I wish they bloomed for a longer time!

    Posted on 15 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • seeingreen

    seeingreen wrote:


    Posted on 16 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rainymountain

    rainymountain wrote:

    Sarah Bernhart is lovely.

    Posted on 16 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Amarylis

    Amarylis wrote:

    Peonies are such beautiful flowers & yours are no exception! I was watching a gardening programme on the BBC a couple of days ago & it was being held at a gardening show. We were shown some very lovely Peonies there! If I had a garden, instead of a balcony, I think I’d like to grow them!

    Posted on 17 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Motherhen

    Motherhen wrote:

    So pretty! I love peonies

    Posted on 17 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • LouiseM

    LouiseM wrote:

    Just drooling over my keyboard looking at these. To say they’re exquisite scarcely seems adequate….

    Posted on 24 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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