A Week of Flowers – Day Four

It has been fun joining Cathy of Words and Herbs this week in posting a week of flowers. The concept is to share one or more photos a day of our flowers and gardens to spread a little joy.

For Day Four I am remembering the lift brought by peonies for three weeks beginning the last week of April through midMay.

Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’

Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’ (Coral Charm Peony)

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’ (Coral Charm Peony)

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’

Paeonia ‘Pink Parfait’ (Peony)

Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’

Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’

For more smiles and flowers visit Cathy to see what blooms she and other gardeners chose today.

28 thoughts on “A Week of Flowers – Day Four

  1. Cathy

    They are all lovely Susie. Peony time is always magical and the scent of peonies filling the air is just heavenly. Nice to be reminded of that. I especially like Coral Charm and would like to grow that one some day. I brought my Sarah Bernhardt over from the old garden this autumn. 😃

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Glad you “packed” your Sarah Bernhardt for the move. Mine is self-identified–I think that’s what it is. It was a passalong from a friend who wasn’t sure of the name. I ordered another Coral Charm last spring and the rabbits got it. They have expensive taste. Unlike my other peonies Coral Charm has a strange fragrance, not particularly pleasant.

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      1. Cathy

        Oh, interesting and I will bear that in mind. There are so many lovely varieties to choose from. I have some new ones planted in my newest flower bed but doubt if they will flower next year. I am planning ahead a bit for the next area to be ‘cultivated’!

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Coral Charm is usually the first to bloom and is often finished before the others open. This year winter was mild and spring came very early. Festiva Maxima beat Coral Charm in opening but didn’t last long.

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      1. pbmgarden Post author

        Ha! Luckily we can love all our flowers and not have to decide! Two years ago Festiva Maxima was exceptional, but last year it didn’t bloom as long. I think it needed more cooling and winter was very mild. Looking forward to it this spring.

  2. Annette

    A lovely selection which reminds me that I should really plant more as they’re such thankful, easy plants. Coral Charme is very pretty with its single flowers, I wonder if it attracts bees? By the way I’ve also spotted the first hellebore flowers, how crazy is that.

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