June 03, 2010

Chinese Tree Peony

The Chinese tree peony is in bloom this week. The blossoms are so large, and the branches of the shrub so soft compared to more woody bushes, that it is amazing that the plant can hold the blooms in place. I had been keeping a garden journal to record names of all the varieties of plantings in the garden but somehow lost track of this goregeous peony. I wrote to Veseys in Prince Edward Island, as I had ordered it from them in 2002, and Julie kindly looked it up for me in their records. It is Wu Long Peng Shen.

Let me introduce you to my Personal Assistant, Peter - Lawn Mowing Division. He's been hanging around so much, I figured I may as well give him a title and let him get on with his work.

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