Saturday, April 17, 2010

Paeonea obovata, Paeonea cv., Paeonia 'Heron'

This is just another one of those outrageous spring weekends and, as gardeners, we don't have any extra time, but if we did, the Tree Peonies in the Asian Collection would be worth a visit. Tree Peonies have become trendy acquisitions and there are private collectors with hundreds of plants. Still, some of ours are 50 years old, many are species, and others are wild collected. The flowers are beautiful, but either lean in close if you're in front of a plant, or click on the images above for a closer view of their private parts, intricate, interesting, and with a peculiar beauty of their own.

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