Thursday, May 21, 2009

Peony surprise


When we moved to this house, it was late summer. The flower beds behind the house had already come and gone. So I cleaned them out, saved what I thought wasn't weeds, and hoped for the best. Then even in March or so, I cleaned out some more stuff. I seriously did some weeding and digging up stuff.

I wondered what would come up back there. To fill in some of the blank spaces, I ordered a complete foundation garden from Spring Hill Nursery. I mean, it comes with a diagram and all the plants! How easy can it get?


Much to my surprise one of the few things I thought might have been weeds were these peony bushes! The bushes are so full that the blooms make the branches droop. They are so gorgeous.




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20 comments:

Cecily R said...

That is so fun!! This was our first Spring here too, and we got some fun surpises but not as fun as yours!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

So pretty! My in-laws have some pink ones .... I love em!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers! They are so full and fragrant. Beautiful capture!

have a wonderful and happy Friday!

Chris said...

We've had this same experience -- the previous owners planted, much to our surprise this Spring, a yard full of daffodils, daisies, roses and tulips.

Brandt! said...

I love peonys! I had them at my old house in May.

gina said...

Meg over at Whatever was just talking about loving peonies because they are so easy! Guess what I'm planting at the new house- they now are recommended 2 for 2.

Michelle said...

What a lovely surprise!

Shellie said...

Beautiful surprise!

Corey~living and loving said...

What a fabulous surprise. so pretty! great photo.

have a wonderful weekend.

A Crafty Mom said...

What a beautiful picture - I love peonies too, I remember finding some in our garden when we moved here a few years ago. Now I look forward to them every spring!

TavoLini said...

That's awesome!! We got our house in December, so it was pretty much the same. Unfortunately, we weren't so lucky. I think sweet peas were the only non weeds.

But, there is a gigantic magnolia ;)

Leah said...

God is awesome =)

Desert Diva said...

I have memories of bringing peonies to school and the flowers were placed in the metal buckets used for washing the chalkboards. The school took the flowers to decorate the graves of servicemen.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

OH I LOVE THOSE! And I love how ants are what makes them open up, it's so fascinating. What a grand idea to order that T.

Sharon said...

That is a gorgeous picture of the peony! I love those flowers!

On a limb with Claudia said...

So gorgeous Tommie!!Wow, I'm glad that you picked this garden and WOW!! Well done! :)

driftwoodroses said...

Peony are my favorite flowers... what a gorgeous find! So glad you didn't weed them out!! Lovely to be visiting you again :)

Fleur de Lisa said...

There's just something about peonies that I love. Layer upon layer of petals!

amariaf2000 said...

Love me some peonies! Enjoy!!
~angela @ peonypatch

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