Pink peonies

Pink peonies 1975_StaatsOur summer has finally arrived, and with it the peonies have burst into bloom.  I’m fortunate to have three peonies in the yard; one white one that was purchased here in Minnesota and is known to be hardy for our cold winters, and two pink peonies that I transplanted from my parents’ home in Kansas.  It took those two plants a couple of years to establish themselves, but they appear to be thriving now.  A week ago we had a huge wind and rain storm that moved through, causing major damage to trees, fences, and plants.  I was worried that the peonies, which has been pummeled by the storm, would not bloom.  But they have burst forth with the brightest of colors, and the best scent around.  Just having them in the house or seeing them in the yard brings a smile to my face and an acknowledgment that summer has arrived.

5 thoughts on “Pink peonies

  1. lindastaatsphoto June 30, 2013 / 7:40 pm

    Thanks for your comment. The colors just seemed to jump in this photo.

  2. Doris Steeg June 30, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    Very well done LInda(Nancy Rothenburg) Staatz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our peonies are all done but were exceptional lovely this yard and filled our yard with fragance. Some I transplanted from Minnesota. Pinkish white, then single deep red, double reds almost burgundy so much fun.
    Doris Steeg

    • lindastaatsphoto June 30, 2013 / 9:13 pm

      Thanks for the comparison to Nancy Rothenburg – that’s like the best compliment, Doris! Glad you enjoyed your peonies earlier. Those that you transplanted from Minnesota must think they’ve died and gone to heaven in your temperate Washington climate.

  3. Joani June 30, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    Thank you. I will take this flower along with the iris any day. Nice color and different than my plants. The soft cast gives a peaceful touch.

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