I was going to write about vegetables today — all appearances to the contrary I do grow a few in the garden. I’m not very good at it though so I’ve been putting it off, and when I walked about yesterday and realized that the peonies were at their height of glory I decided to delay once again so that we can revel in the colour, fragrance and mystery of these giant, wondrous blooms. Plus a shot of a solitary ‘black’ Iris growing on a hill surrounded by daisies.
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#2 – I stumbled across this solitary Duchesse de Nemours in the back garden. It’s the only peony I have with a cultivar I know! I must have planted it years ago in a small garden that has since been totally overtaken by tall grasses and goldenrod. The photo on the let was taken mid afternoon, on the right a few hours later at dusk. Lovely how the petals close around the flower, even with such a large bloom.