Saturday, February 12, 2011

Peony Clusters - SOLD

With thoughts of Spring and actually having to get out in the courtyard to 'help' the plants renew by cutting back the old, I wanted to get a gorgeous Peony in.  Before opening up into an explosion of soft pastels, they are very pressed buds.

My grandmother loved them as well and had them lining a path to our door when I was growing up.  One day I noticed that black ants were all over the buds and asked her about it - oh the kids and the why questions...  Learned yet again another remarkable thing.  The ants help the buds to open.  Who knew?