Peonies

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I absolutely love peonies.  They are just gorgeous, huge blooms, so dainty & delicate.  I planted this peony bush 2 summers ago.  This is “our” 3rd summer together.  It’s a perennial (comes back every year) and I get soooo tickled with myself when I see the sprouts coming out of the ground in the spring – which means I didn’t kill it – LOL.   Last year I had only 1 bud that bloomed and this year . . . I have 8 buds.  A couple of weeks ago I noticed ants crawling all over the buds and I kept flicking them off – so annoying!  It was soooo annoying that I decided to google “ants and peonies” . . . evidently ants are good for your peonies because they eat the sap that the buds produce which helps to open the blooms!  Who knew!?!?  I just clipped these 2 blooms last night – from the same plant . . . the blooms have always been white with pink tint to them and then there was this solid pink one – LOVE!!

About countrygirlbling

I am a 55 years young, divorced (many years) mom of 2 great kids. My son is 28 years old & my daughter is 24. They are both out on their own forging through life as successful, functioning adults . . . a mother's dream! I hope that my blog and my experiences will encourage you & give you hope. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

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  1. One of my favs too! Each morning when I walk we’ve been watching the various blooms on the street! They just make you smile.

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