|Peony 'Tom Cat' was smothered in blooms in 2012.|
|These lilies have been the same size for three years.|
|Four years ago I had options for sun-loving plants.|
Some of my favorite lilies disappeared, while others bloom without thriving or producing new bulbs as they'd be doing if they were truly happy.
After acquiring an average of three new herbaceous peonies each year for the first 12 years, I switched to tree peonies, as they purportedly didn't need as much sun. I guess it speaks highly of them that the flowers were so big I had to stake the stems. I've curtailed my peony collection, and have even been digging a few up to sell on eBay.
|Baptisia overshadows the three year-old peony.|