Silent Sunday

Paeonia lactiflora

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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76 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. Treah says:

    Is that Eden’s Perfume??

  2. Spectacular. Wish you could bottle the aroma!

  3. Beautiful, Eliza! As always with every year when my peonies and lilacs flower, I really really wish I could somehow get that smell transferred into a perfume. There must be a way but I don’t know. Loving this time of the year as you are! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’•

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Amy. It would be nice to revisit that scent at any time of the year. But I guess that is why we treasure them so much while they are here. โค

  4. tippysmom2 says:

    Beautiful flower beautifully captured by your camera.

  5. Christina says:

    I donโ€™t remember seeing your peonies before, they are lovely.

  6. Peonies – I never get tired of them. My new bushes gave me a few blooms this year. Next year, hopefully enough to cut some!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Aren’t they just the best? Give yours a dusting of limestone and some Plant-tone to boost them along. They’ll reward you for it.

      • I will! Anything to help them (though I really need something to keep Choppy from stepping on them, which is what nearly killed one last year).

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Sometimes box stores have 12-15″ tall picket fence sections with stakes you can put around plants. I used them when the kids were little – they helped both the kids and dogs stay out of vulnerable garden areas, esp. those that were prone to ‘short-cuts.’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • That’s a good idea – I was also considering getting some tomato plant cages and cutting them in half. One of my neighbors uses them to keep her peonies propped up during flowering season. I figure if I did that, I would be able to use them going forward as well!

  7. Just beautiful – wish I could smell this freshness

  8. Robbie says:

    so soft and lovelyl-missed stopping by. Have not been near a computer much these days. Had to stop by and see w hat you were up to!

  9. Alice Pratt says:

    Lovely! I need to go out & take some pictures…..I have one bloomingmfrom a few years ago as my iPad wallpaper.

  10. cindy knoke says:

    Stunners! I wish they grew here.

  11. Laurie Graves says:

    Those are some flowers.

  12. Joanna says:

    Oooh beautiful! I love peonies (who doesn’t?!).

  13. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    They are sooo lovely.

  14. myplaidheart says:

    Ah, I can smell them. Lovely.

  15. Val Boyko says:

    Stunning … and so worth their short blooming time when we have the right spot. Lovely capture Eliza ๐Ÿ’•

  16. Peonies don’t need words. Their beauty and fragrance hold their own. I love them, and they remind me of my grandmother’s garden. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      It is true. I often recall when I was a young child, my mother only had one bush, but she cut a few for me take to my teacher. I felt so proud! Peonies invoke deep memories. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Cathy says:

    Oh, so pretty! Looks like you have lots in bud too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I love peonies for their scent and colours. Beautiful!

  19. Irene says:

    Beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  20. Vicki says:

    Those Peony roses are stunning, Eliza, and I like the angle you shot them from (so that the shadows make the petals stand out).
    They smell so wonderful too.

  21. Rebecca says:

    I can’t smell them, but the picture is gorgeous … ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  22. Such a lovely color. I have two plants on my back hillside garden in the same shade of pink. Love them and yours!!

  23. Sally says:

    Is there anything more beautiful than a Peony in full bloom?? Gorgeous. I’m so glad they bloom now. They usher in summer.

  24. NorCal Zen says:

    I can only imagine how lovely they would smell. Beautiful Eliza.

  25. Beautiful Eliza. We’re patiently waiting… any day now.

  26. Very nice! Always enjoy seeing images from your garden!

  27. SunnyD says:

    I love love love these flowers! Gorgeous!

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  29. mariexceline says:

    Ahh so pretty!

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