Thursday, July 07, 2005

Had no time yesterday to post anything much, although I prepared this long post about my knitting machine adventures, that I was planning on posting last night. It all fell through because I wanted to post some pictures with it and blogger didn't let me upload anything... I'm in the office now so I don't have access to my photographs but I will give it another go when I get home.

For now, I thought I'd just treat you to a picture of my Peony this year. Four years ago now I rescued this little plant from a supermarket (I love 'rescuing' plants - provides me with a justification for buying more...) and planted it in a big container. It survived and grew bigger every year, but up until now it had never flowered. This June however the buds finally opened and it was a sight to behold:

Peonies are the most decadent, lush, and beautiful flowers. There were at least half a dozen buds, which all opened; the flowers were so heavy that I had to prop them up with sticks.

I love my garden. It's so rewarding to see everything thrive and burst into bloom.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:31 am

    Aren't peonies delicious?!

    I have a couple of bushes outside our living room window, and when they are blooming, I swear you can smell them all the way into the kitchen! The most beautiful flower ever - even with the ants!