This year due to some quirk of nature, I have all of my Peonys in flower. This has never happened before. So we were obviously going to get some extreme weather conditions as these gorgeous blooms don’t take much to make them look like tattered tired bridesmaids after a wedding reception. Sure enough we have had sudden sharp down pours and some extremely gusty winds.
I was given a piece of this peony about 20 years ago by an old school friend, she told me it was Sarah Bernhardt. It does well here but I am not sure of the true identity but Sarah she will stay until I am told otherwise.
Now the reason for putting this on a post is because of the two following pictures.
I found these after the strong winds the other day. They are the calyx on the peony, and how beautiful are they ?
Just the remnants of an already stunning flower to be left with these…wow
Now I have other peony in the garden but none of them have the same calyx.
I wonder how long these will last in water ?