Morning all! I’m hosting How Does Your Garden Grow? for Annie this week. In case you didn’t know, she’s currently in Sierra Leone with World Vision, visiting people affected by the ebola crisis. You can read more about her trip here and she’s posting photos to Instagram too.
This week I want to show you our ‘Coral Sunset’ peony. Yes, this is THE peony I’ve been banging on about for the last few weeks. It was one of the first plants I bought for the garden when we moved in to this house nearly three years ago and it hasn’t produced any flowers until now. It was well worth the wait though…
Apparently ants crawling on the bud help it to open. No idea whether this is true or not though, the internet is full of contractions.
Just when I’d given up on my impatient daily bud monitoring, this happened!
Within a few days of blooming the petals faded and opened further, revealing glimpses of fiery filaments.
Then the wind and rain came and knocked most of the petals off. It was beautiful while it lasted.
How are your gardens looking this week? Is anyone else growing peonies?