|Peony 'Rose Gnome'|
This year it began on May 13 with 'Rose Gnome'. This diminutive hybrid was joined by my earliest tree peony, 'Princess Chiffon', 'Roselette' and 'Red Charm'.
|'Paladin' is a hybrid with a great color.|
|'Coral Sunset' is the first of the corals to bloom in my garden.|
|My garden June 1.|
|Peony 'Pink Derby', pictured here on|
June 10, is a fragrant pink bomb.
But then the rain came. It came with a vengeance, leaving the heaviest face down in the dirt. Peonies still in bud were saved from the worst of it, and that included a variety called 'Pink Derby'.
Two of the most spectacular plants in bloom--'Martha' and 'Judith Eileen'--were officially finished for the season save for a few salvageable side buds.
|Peony 'Al's Choice' looks just as pretty before it opens as it does after.|
|'Elsa Sass' is the final peony to bloom in my garden, pictured here today, June 17.|