Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tree peonies on Show & Tell Friday

Participating in "Show and Tell Friday", I'd like to share the stars of my garden this week.  The tree peonies have exploded. We estimate to have easily over 100 blooms in white, shades of pink and purple. I've also put a photo of the beautiful, blooming cream clematis. Several of the blooms graced a wedding bouquet last week, along with our lily of the valley. Needless to say, along with the lilacs that are finishing their blooms, it smells heavenly every time I even go near an open window!

purple tree peony

 coral tree peonies

close up view

pink tree peonies

back border

the cream clematis next to chives

the bare tree is a citrus tree

the lilacs- very scented!

early morning before the tree peony blooms open
the small round mounds in the front border are European ginger


  1. Your yard is amazing! And the peonies are stunning - wow!

  2. Oh my- your yard is lovely.
    I so want a perennial border/bed.
    How on earth did you start?


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  3. Your yard looks enchanting. I love working in the yard and it appears you do to! Enjoy the weekend.

  4. I love the clematis...and that lilac!!!!!! Some things can't be established yard and garden is priceless!

  5. Thanks everyone!

    When I moved in, the back yard consisted of dried out grass and a chain link fence. The lilac was the only bush, but it also looked sad. It has taken twelve years to get here.

    Start out with removing old bushes and then bring in leaf humus if you can find it. It enriched the soil much better than topsoil. Do that yearly and get to know other gardeners to share plants with to keep the costs down. Gardeners are usually very willing to share.

  6. OMG ! What a stunning back yard. I know that must really be a blessing to you. I'm very jealous! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics.
    Happy Mother's Day

  7. How lovely to have all this on your doorstep - May is a wonderful time of year!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and following.

  8. I don't think I have ever seen a tree peony. They are bigger than I had imagined. Beautiful