The Mystery of the Pink Peonies

June 4, 2015

pink peony flower with petals

You won't believe this but I stumbled, yes stumbled, upon a peony bush in my back
yard yesterday. "What's so strange about that?" you ask.
Well, let's just say that I had no idea how it got there.

bouquet of pink peonies in a burlap bushel basket

Don't even ask me how this could be. And what's even weirder is that on the
same spot I found the peony bush I vividly remember planting a butterfly bush,
many years ago. And that butterfly bush has produced pretty orange flowers
each and every summer. Except for this one. Because it's gone.
And there's a peony bush in its place.

pink peony flower with petals

I have to say that if I ever DID plant a peony bush I would plant one with
pink flowers just like this one. Some might call them fuschia.
I've decided I love them so much that I'm going
to create a peony Pinterest board.

bouquet of pink peonies in a burlap bushel basket

And of course now everywhere I look there seems to be blooming peony
bushes in all colors. I guess it's like how you never notice how many of a certain
car there are until you buy that car. Then you see it EVERYWHERE.
But that's ok because they're so, so pretty.

bouquet of pink peonies in a burlap bushel basket

So gorgeous I just had to share.

And I have to fess up. 

After I started writing this post I mentioned the peonies to my husband,
asking him if HE remembers planting them.

His reply:

"You did, Kathy."


For those of you that are wondering, I am not THAT old.

Well, I guess that depends on your definition of old......

Whatever that is, I would ask that you to keep it to yourself
if you know what's good for you!
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At Home in English Valley said...

In your defense my friend, that peony has been there for a while. They may take a few years to establish themselves, with a flower or bud until they put on a show. That plant can live for decades. You, my artistic friend have a dozen projects in your head and several in progress at any moment...easy to forget a plant you put in the ground a few or even one year back. Feel better? I hope so. Gosh they are lovely! Love, Penny

Decor To Adore said...

What a delightful surprise! Peonies are one of my favorite flowers.

Happy June and have a wonderful weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Peonies are so pretty. Glad yours finally bloomed for you.
Enjoy your weekend.

Unknown said...

At 829 McCartney st,Easton,border on south side of property were peonies..100 feet of them,beautiful,so r u

Alicia@ Eco friendly Homemaking said...

I love peonies and these are such a gorgeous color!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful surprise. They're gorgeous!

handmade by amalia said...

I had a wonderful scenario in my mind of a peonies lover out to spread the word, sneaking into people's garden at night and planting a bush. They chose a great color for you :-)

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