Peony ‘Festiva Maxima’

This lovely thing bloomed yesterday. There are many more deliciously fat buds on the plant, all the size of golf balls. Barring a hailstorm–which, this being spring, is not beyond question–I should enjoy some splendid blooms in the next week or so.

Paeonia 'Festiva Maxima'

Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’

Garden log, 5.24.13

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Finally, sun. It’s going to be chilly tonight, in the mid-40s. Still have seedlings to get into the ground, pruning and deadheading to do. A few peonies survived the pounding rain the other night. They opened this morning.

Peony

Is this peony ‘Festiva Maxima’? I’ve lost the tag.

It’s going to be a gorgeous holiday weekend.