June 7, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I planted bee balm in the fall of 2011. Just a clump of dirt and and roots with a few stems from my mom. It grew rapidly, but there were no blooms last summer.
Well, the plant came back with a vengeance this year. I’ve been pulling it out of the day lilies and peonies for months. I think I have it under control now!
Anyway, after a year and a half of patience, it’s covered in buds ready to burst!
A few blooms have opened. Purpley-pink, and kind of funky!
May 17, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Peonies deserve their own post.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen a swarm of peony photos on my feed. Can’t help it. Much like last year at this time, I’m all caught up in these gorgeous things. One slight difference: last year, I had a fraction of the number of blooms that I was graced with this year. Not to mention they smell like what I would imagine heaven smells like.
Two varieties bloomed, and another variety is in the ground for next spring. Pink ones!
They’ve finished their show, now, but here are some photos of the beauties.
Oh the lovelies.
April 25, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I posted earlier this month about my peonies. They’ve been growing like crazy, and I was hoping for some gorgeous blooms. Well, I got just that!
I was beyond thrilled with two of my plants along our front fence boasting ruffled, gorgeous, fragrant blooms. Made my week! And now I have another variety of peony about to bloom on our patio. Three buds about to unfold their gorgeousness!
In other news, I’m planting bush beans and cucumbers this evening, along with some zinnias.