IT’S PEONY SEASON HERE IN MICHIGAN AND THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR I HAVE BLOOMS FROM A TRANSPLANT I DID 3 YEARS AGO! NOTHING SMELLS MORE HEAVENLY THAN A FRESH PEONY BOUQUET!
My peonies are blooming! This is the first year since the transplant that every plant has bloomed. A few years ago I dug up several root clusters over at my Grama Red’s place. It was early in the season and they were just emerging from the ground so I had idea what color flowers I’d be getting.
Nothing bloomed that first summer due to them just being moved and the second summer only one plant had a single peony on it. I was delighted when every plant bloomed and I had a variety of colors and textures. Everything from bright pink to a very pale baby pink with spiky white centers.
I really wanted to enjoy them so I cut the blooms and added them to a bouquet that the girls from work got me for my birthday. I had no idea how fragrant peonies were. I was mesmerized with their strong perfume scent that’s very intoxicating.
It’s such a reminder of all the gardening my Gram has done over the years. She’s 99 now, but in her younger days she always had beautiful flowers and a well manicured landscape design, even living on the farm. Now her eyesight is so bad she can’t tell a weed from a flower but I’m glad I have a little piece of her love for flowers in my garden.