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.
worksforme2: hey nancyb, how are things perkolating with the older gentleman you spoke of a while back?
Jul 28, 2018 18:25:32 GMT -5
nancyb: worksforme2: Relationship died when we had a difference in opinion regarding UFO's and extraterrestrial beings. LOL I weighed in on the nay side and he believed they walk amongst us.
Jul 30, 2018 5:51:07 GMT -5
bc: I can’t stop laughing...go ahead, micromanage and analyze that marriage and see what she will do for you.
Jul 30, 2018 8:17:58 GMT -5
Dan: I think I'd have to see how good a new girlfriend was in the sack before I crossed her off the list -- or kicked her out of bed -- for believing in UFOs. I guess that makes me... male!
Jul 30, 2018 21:25:05 GMT -5
solodriver: It's been so long for me, I might see UFOs my first time. lol
Jul 31, 2018 1:42:47 GMT -5
beachguy: nancyb: He's right. It's all in the X Files, if you care to look.
Jul 31, 2018 3:45:13 GMT -5
nancyb: Dan: It was a tough decision, he was a good lover but the craziness ended things. Been dating since but nothing serious. I paint a lot.
Jul 31, 2018 5:57:00 GMT -5
petrushka: Thing is, someone being a fruit-loop about something like UFOs usually is not confined to one area; even if it is not immediately obvious. People who are nutty about one thing can go off at a tangent any time, I found (...out the hard way).
Jul 31, 2018 7:39:29 GMT -5
greatcoastal: nancyb: Sounds like you Identified a Fucking Object for what it truly is!
Jul 31, 2018 8:25:25 GMT -5
worksforme2: nancyb,...I am going to paint my living room soon as I can decide on the color.
Jul 31, 2018 19:15:08 GMT -5
worksforme2: When it comes to UFO's we always hear about "little green men", why are there never any "little green women"?
Aug 1, 2018 6:21:15 GMT -5
solodriver: I think I recall an episode of "Lost In Space where Dr. Smith was being chased by a green woman
Aug 1, 2018 21:29:17 GMT -5