This honeybee is taking good care of my peonies.
Cucoo is hiding in the flowers again…I don’t know if he’s hiding from, Daisy the cat, or from Mango Layla…or just playing around. May he's just looking for the bee.
This is the first time I have ever had peonies. This bunch I’ve had for one year and aren’t they beautiful? I’m very proud of them because they are doing so well. I also planted them near the chain link fence so I can tie them up. Peony blooms have a bad tendency of falling to the ground, which I don’t like….So I tied them to the fence with green Velcro tape made for tomato plants. It’s soft and doesn’t injure the stems.
In the background you can see a darker red color peony. This one I’ve had for 2 years and it was half dead when I bought it. I have this weird thing about plants that I find drying up & dieing in stores…I feel like I have to rescue them, so that they can survive…And since they’re damaged, they take longer to grow & eventually bloom…but they do survive.
This year the red peony only had 2 blooms on it. Talk about bad luck for that sweet peony plant…the neighbor sprayed it with weed killer last year and the plant dried up and died. This spring, was I surprised to see it begin to sprout again. That plant really wants to grow…it’s a survivor.
Here’s a closer picture of my little survivor…Isn’t she beautiful!
The temps here are hovering around 90º and my peonies are fading fast, so this will probably be the last pictures I post about peonies.