Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. This is the last day to join in! And thank you Becky for the opportunity to post some of my many flower portraits. day 30

April Flower: Tree peony

From 13 – 19 April it is National Gardening Week in the UK – have a look at the link and see what is happening near you! The papery flamboyant blooms and interesting foliage of tree peonies gives the impression that the plants are delicate. Thankfully, the complete opposite is true. They are not trees,…

Peonies and Roses

At Barrington Court gardens in Somerset. (National Trust) Click on the link for more pictures of this delightful garden.

Rock’s peony or Rock’s tree peony

Rock’s peony or Rock’s tree peony (Paeonia rockii, also Paeonia suffruticosa¬†subsp. rockii) is a woody species of peony that was named after Joseph Rock. It is one of several species given the vernacular name tree peony, and is native to the mountains of midwestern China, mainly in Gansu and adjoining provinces. Its huge, white or…