Monday, May 25, 2009

Photot of the Week

I'm enjoying the emergence of color in my yard after such a dreary winter and early spring. The bouquet below is an example of the abundance of peonies blooming now. I didn't stake the plants in time this year so I'm having to cut blooms as they begin to open and bring them in. I probably enjoy them even more in the house than I do on the plants!
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My large weigela puts on a spectacular show every year. I can't wait for my red one to get this showy!

And finally I just happened to be out near my neighbors large pine trees and noticed these baby cones. Aren't they sweet?

9 comments:

Kerry said...

Beautiful Mary O., don't you just love summer, specially after such a long winter.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

HI Mary,

Your flowers are beautiful! That weigela bush is very lovely too.
Can't wait to see the red one.The baby pinecones are so cute! I love pinecones. They make nice Christmas ornaments. :)

Michelle Eaton said...

Wow that is quite some bush. It looks great!

The baby pinecones are so cute :)

Sue said...

The peonies are *fabulous*! Mine are nice and tall, but nowhere near ready to open yet. Now I'll be checking them every day! I've never seen a weigela that big!

BumbleVee said...

Ohhh.... your peonies are so lovely. I only have a couple of sprigs up on mine so far... barely a couple inches tall. I hope I get some beautiful blooms this year..I did last year.

Serena said...

OH, I LOVE that weigela bush..so pretty! Nice photos, Mary!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh your garden is truely looking lovely what a splendid show of flowers and your peony is beautiful. I love the flowers but I just can't get them to grow properly in my garden.

Linda Fleming said...

I don't think I have ever seen baby pine cones before. I guess I don't notice them until they are mature and laying on the ground. Your peonies are so very pretty! I agree- they look better in a vase in your house where you can enjoy them. And the weigela is beautiful. Your yard must be a beautiful sight with everything blooming.

HElen said...

Weigela bush is amazing! Beautiful blooms!
Our peonies just started to open up.