Saturday, April 21, 2012

Morning Garden Surprises. . . .



There is nothing more enjoyable with the coming of spring to walk your garden, with coffee cup in hand and discover what is greeting you from the garden.  This weeks walks produced some real joys, but one especially was remarkable.  My Tree Peony was in bloom and like never before.  It is about 5 years old and has been a very stubborn "child".  It has never produced more than 3 blooms.   As I got up closer, I counted 10 buds.  One had already burst measuring 7 inches! 


There were a couple more ready to greet the world with many
still undercover.



We have had a few colder evenings this week and I was concerned
about a frost nip to these paper thin petals, but they have all
survived quite well.










It is chilly here in the Midwest and I was worried about the longivity
of these blooms with the cold weather we are having (and should have
had in March)  Crazy!!!  But they seem to be enduring the 'snap'
quite well.



This mornings walk found every bud bursting with joy!
We see this from our breakfast window and it isn't hard
to look at first thing. . . . . and that is for sure!!

Enjoy your Spring day where ever you may be. . . . today
it is a sweatshirt kind of day in the Midwest.  A great day
for gardening and for pulling the unwelcomed garden 'guests'
from the soil.

7 comments:

lifeonthecutoff said...

Aren't tree peonies the best, Mary Anne? Mine are blooming as well and I just posted about them. I'm just about ready to put my own sweatshirt on and begin "pulling the unwelcomed garden 'guests' from the soil". Enjoy!

Mary Anne said...

Hi Penny:

What is more glorious as they burst from their safe green wrapping??? I love them and I have just viewed your post on them as well. How funny!!! I did so much pulling this morning that I can hardly walk tonight. Yikes! But, a sense of accomplishment to get all of the creeping charlies out of their unwanted spaces!!
I hope your sweatshirt kind of day kept you busy as well.
M.A. ox

savvycityfarmer said...

want one!!

it's beautiful my friend, like you!

hope you can make it over to preview the shed!!

Mary Anne said...

I would love to!! Leaving for Michigan for a day or maybe overnight road trip to the nursery!! Talk soon!! oxoxme

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Mary Anne,

Your tree peonies is gorgeous! I adore the big pink showy bud bursting display :)

Dee

Linda Keaveney said...

Hi Mary Anne:
Lovely blooms...my peonies will bloom in early June...I don't have the tree variety, but I am especially fond of them...they don't fall over like mine!!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

The French Tangerine said...

absolutely stunning. I'm not sure I've ever seen anything like this. What a perfect view to enjoy your breakfast to.. always inspired over there!!
Jan