Formerly pink now white peonies
June 9, 2014 4 Comments
The peonies are finally starting to bloom. They seem to be a little bit late this year. When I was growing up in Southwest Nebraska the peonies almost always opened on or within a couple days of Memorial Day. They were out traditional flower to decorate grades at the cemetery. We’re a little farther North in Madison and a little bit later in the year. Anyway, while they last, which often isn’t too long because of rain and wind this time of year, the peonies are gorgeous.
A few years ago a friend gave us some peony plants. The first time they bloomed they were the usual pink. Over time though they’ve gradually turned white with just a tinge of pink on the largest, outside petals and a little red vein in the very center. Any ideas what’s going on here with the peonies at Ladybird Lane? Is it something in the soil? I planted a hydrangea a few years ago and when we bought it it was this reddish rusty color. Very nice. Now it’s the usual white hydrangea. It’s just starting to bud so I’ll have some photos in a couple of weeks I suppose.