I sent some pictures of my peony bush to my mom via text because I thought I'd share it with her. I celebrate when it blooms every year on FB, but I know she doesn't look at Facebook and for some dumb reason thought maybe she'd like to see it.
"Oh, you kept those old bushes? Peonies have never been my favorite."
She got crickets from me. I won't respond.
This is the first I've heard about her disdain for peonies.
Another hang up for some reason, I'm sure. She also hates rhubarb .... I have those as well and make killer rhubarb jam, crisp and a fun slushie mixed with vodka
But, she "hates" rhubarb. And, now, peonies.
I'm glad I don't have so many hang -ups in life.
I love these old fashioned plants.
I'm also including a couple other pics. One is my baby hydrangea... mom thinks hydrangeas are ok. It boggles the mind! Lol
Those who feel lovable, who love, and who experience belonging simply believe they are worthy of love and belonging. - Brene Brown
And I LOVE peonies!!!!! I don't think they grow in the South where I live.
I love peonies too. Alas I also live in the south where they do not grow. I'm in Georgia. I see the rare Bush here and there but unless you get the really early flowering varieties and I have no idea what those would be it's just too hot for them. However in the Midwest where I'm from they are gorgeous.
Fortunately we have hydrangeas down here as a decent substitute for peonies but they are not fragrant. However they do last a lot longer than peonies, I think so I'll take it. I absolutely love hydrangeas and I will try to post some pictures of mine.
When things get really bad, remember to keep breathing.
I love peonies, too! They're gorgeous. They do well where I live BUT because garden space is at such a premium in London I don't have them because they are space hogs. I over plant so peonies I've tried have never done well.
I grew up in Zone 5. South of England is really amazing because even though it doesn't usually get super hot in the summer neither does it get as cold as it does even in the 'mid South' where I grew up. The only thing that I REALLY miss growing is home grown tomatoes - they're just never quite right.
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petrushka: Just saw the forecast for Mildura at 47C -- I hope you and Ms. Enna are going to be ok Baz. That's getting dangerous.
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worksforme2: Hey baza,...I know it's hot and dry down under. N.C. is having record rainfall. I would gladly trade some rain for some sunshine....
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petrushka: tamara68 Laughing with tears in my eyes. And my steak is going to be semolina gruel, due to some tummy upset :-\
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misssunnybunny: So sad to hear the news from New Zealand. Boston Strong supports Kiwi Strong!!
Mar 15, 2019 7:46:22 GMT -5
petrushka: I was gobsmacked when I heard. This is just not us. In all of 2017 we had 37 murders in the country ..... I think the echo chambers of "social media" have a lot to answer for.
Mar 15, 2019 18:45:45 GMT -5
baza: Feeling for our Brothers and Sisters across the ditch Brother petrushka .
Mar 15, 2019 19:27:50 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: petrushka, I thought I read the headline wrong (this stuff happens here, not in NZ). It is frightening the hate that is being spread; it makes my heart hurt.
Mar 15, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -5
saarinista: All of us, IMHO, should try to be civil and kind as much as possible in person and online. I actively Tweet (civilly) on political matters and am horrified by the rancor & trolling on both sides of the spectrum, which only inflames unstable people.
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saarinista: is anyone else watching March Madness?
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saarinista: Well, my team is going to the Final Four! I am beyond thrilled. Basketball is life.
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flashjohn: saarinista, my alma mater, Texas Tech, is also in the final four.
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