Pink: adj. a color blend of red and white
Peony: n. a flowering plant native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America. Most are herbaceous perennial plants about 3′ tall, but some are woody shrubs up to 6′ tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves, and large, often fragrant flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, which bloom in late spring and early summer. They love it here in the Pacific Northwest.
Yesterday a friend brought me an amazing bouquet of pink peonies from her garden when she came over for lunch. These are peonies with profuse petal and perfume power.
The fragrance from this glorious bouquet perfumes my whole entry area:
From Flossie's garden
Primavera: n. the Italian word for the season of Spring. In French it’s le printemps.
Posy: n. flower
Picture: n. a pictorial or graphic representation
Peppercress (pesky edible weed) and Daffodils
My birthday is March 21, which I consider the first day of spring, although this year the equinox actually falls on the 20th. No matter.
When I was a child growing up in New England, I always hoped it would snow for my birthday, because in late March the ground was usually an ugly mixture of mud and dirty clumps of old dehydrated snow.
Now, in the verdant Pacific Northwest, plants are actually beginning to bloom, even if the rain persists. These are some of the P-posies I found in my yard today:
Primroses in the rain
Patterns in moss
Plant Pest invading my asparagus bed.
I don’t know what this last plant is… it’s invasive. It grows from tiny bulblets deep in the soil which are attached to the plant by a threadlike root which instantly breaks if you try to dig or pull the plant. And Roundup doesn’t faze it either. This is a problem I need to solve! Any ideas?