One of my two peonies are blooming. My other one should be opening in the next couple of days. That means that with my iris, I have tons of color going on in my yard right now.
Now if the weather could get its act together and remember that we are in mid/late May instead of April, that would be great. I’d also really like to see the sun again soon. That’d be great.
This isn’t actually a striped peony, it just has those darker pink lines on the outer petals just before it opens and it makes me think of peppermint candy. Sadly, these are already done for the season. It seems like the day they bloomed or just started blooming is when we got hit by storms and it beat the hell out these before I really got a chance to get some pictures.
I’ll have daylilies soon, though. I already have a couple that have opened, but haven’t been able to get any pictures because it was raining yesterday.
It took me a while to realize that Peonies do this weird thing when they are going through the bud phase. They produce this liquidy/syrupy substance over the buds and is why mine are often covered in ants. I honestly just thought I was always catching them with dew collected on them or after they’d been rained on or the sprinklers had run. I don’t think I’ve seen a Peony bud that didn’t have some form of liquid on it at while it was in that state. One of the cool things you learn when you stop and look at the smaller things.