A fslideshow of some images of peonies in all their colourful, blowsy exuberance. These are from my garden, thriving on neglect! I looked out of my kitchen window, and counted 16 blooms on one clump, and a dozen on another. There is another crop in my front garden, which are paler. As I am no gardener or botanist, I have no clue as to why this should be…because I thought these plants all had the same beginnings….
Also, the centres of some flowers are one colour and others are variegated…is this a difference between male and female flowers? Somebody must be able to tell me! (Probably someone has blogged this and I haven’t been paying attention!)