Oh how I waited
for my peony bush to bloom.
Remember this post from last Saturday when this gorgeous miracle of nature was just a bud?
My peony bush had only two blooms on it this year. (Anyone know why? What causes more or less flowers on a peony bush?)
And… I used to have TWO (2) – not just ONE peony bush,
but one has disappeared – completely – gone – just dirt there!
Do any kind of animals eat peony bushes???
So anyway – I’ve been waiting E V E R Y SINGLE day for those two little buds to bloom already. Going out each morning camera in hand.
And finally this morning, after a torrential downpour and thunderstorm last night, they decided to make their appearance (or did I forget to look yesterday??)
Maybe I didn’t check EVERY single day……
….because my poor peonies were BEAT UP!
They were downright DROOOOOPY – and looking very sad.
But no worries – I cut them off and brought their beauty and amazing fragrance to the porch where I often sit, and I know I will enjoy them even more than where they really live – on the “other” side of the house.
Do you have one of those “other” sides on your house? – the side you rarely go around?
SHEESH! I better go round that way more often or that rotten no-good scoundrel peony thief might get this one too!
PEONY THEFT (get it? get the play on words?!) Or am I getting confused? Penny Theft or Petty Theft? Or are there both?
No matter – around these parts – it’s PEONY theft!
Cheers and Hugs,
10 thoughts on “There’s a Peony Thief on the Other Side of Our House!”
I love my peony bushes. Mine produced good this year. Of course I had to go out of town when they bloomed. Missed the best time of their beauty. Sigh!
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Bummer you missed the best of them Julie. Hopefully others got to enjoy them this year for you. Thanks for sharing !
Peony bushes need lots of sunlight, water, but above all ANTS. They eat the outside if the flower to make it open up. I took some from my mother in laws house before she die–10 years ago. Put them on the north side of my house (in the mountains of CO). Never bloomed–one day I told her that I wanted them to bloom–next year they did. Both of them! Love life!
Thanks for the tips Kathy and what a sweet story! Love it! The power of love.
Enjoying Saturday and love your posts about every day life , card making , baking and the beauty of flowers. Thank you! Have a great weekend!
Thank you Chrysue – you made my day! Thank you for sharing, and I’m so glad you enjoy my posts as much as I enjoy writing them.
What a gorgeous flower. I love the color!
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