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.
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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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jetcity: Had to have my cat put down today. He was very old and he let us know it was time this morning. My wife went to visit her mother today So now It’s just me, the cats and dog and a couple cold beers. Now that’s a party right?
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solodriver: So sorry jetcity, I've done that many times over the years, never gets any easier.
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caballotierra: Does anyone know how to delete my old account? Right now, it's still searchable, which is a problem.
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h: @andie left us ☹️ No more Grammar Queen.
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jim44444: hmisssunnybunny not only did andie delete her existence here she also deleted her tumblr account. Maybe her hubby found her online postings.
Oct 22, 2018 19:52:59 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Oh, no! Hope she is okay...
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solodriver: I'm sad andie is gone too. She reached out to me when I first joined the group at a time when I was really sick, and talked to me everyday until I was well again and shared a lot of her stories with me.
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