Sunday, November 8, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS ~ Tree Peonies

A magnificent Tree Peony found in an old nurseryman's
patch who should be honoured as a national treasure.

Please enlarge to appreciate all the visitors.



The bar is open and customers galore arrive in droves.



Tiny wasps hover and flit abour the offered bounty.



How could they resist such etherial beauty?

The flowers are a good 6" in diameter and abundantly
cover a 3' hight and 4' wide bush.

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44 comments:

  1. My grandmother grew tree peonies; I guess we had a different weather pattern here then. I have tried them as I so love them; they are a wonder of nature to behold!
    I cannot get one to make it through the winter and seeing your photos causes me to smile. Oh the happy little bees visiting!
    Beautiful!!!

    XXOO!!
    Anne

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  2. Gorgeous skywatch photos yesterday. Amazing flowers today. Love those busy bees.

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  3. Lovely ... just lovely ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  4. i love peonies especially those that are thick and in pink color!

    I have wild flower on mine.

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  5. Tree Peonies are beautiful plants to have in the garden. I have a red one in my garden.
    Enjoy!!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures with us.
    Great shots!!
    - Cheers Gisela.

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  6. Very beautiful, and how great with all the visitors! But I think they are something we in Norway call flowerflies, not wasps. They camuflashe themselves to look like wasps to scare of preditors. But they are quite harmless.

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  7. Hello Arija.
    Beautiful flowers! Are these also the same as Rose of Sharon?
    Thank you for giving me permission to paint your landscapes!
    Have a lovely day.
    xox
    Constance

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  8. Valkyrien
    thank you for the wasp/fly info., much appreciated.

    Constance,
    sorry the Rose of Sharon is a Hibiscus and no relation. I'd love to see what you paint sometime.

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  9. Just about everyone I garden for loves Peonies. It is often my pleasure to introduce them to Tree Peonies. Many people are unaware of this garden treasure. We planted some new ones this fall. I am already dying to see them bloom in the spring.

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  10. Yeah, they are mesmerized by its beauty and sweet scent, lovely flower Arija.

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  11. These are marvelously inviting. I'm always glad to see blooms around you Arija.

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  12. To enlarge the photos that's a good advice ! I always do it and enjoy the full beauty of your photos! This flower is so very exquisite! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. What beauties these are... I feel the warmth of the sun looking at these...
    Thanks for your comment about my woodland walks... I so agree with you about the wonders that are about... I have seen amazing things that nature as provided... somethings I think folks are to busy looking than 'seeing'...
    I have just up dated my mushroom post to show the 'macros' if you have the time..

    Tom

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  14. lovely beautiful images! great shots

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  15. I am so glad that I clicked to enlarge, the visitors are worth visiting! So lovely to see flowers when we have none! Will be a long 5 months with no flowers. Me thinks I must buy them!

    Your comment on my post read like a beautiful meditation on autumn, lovely!

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  16. Arija, I love the little buzzy creatures as much as the bloom...

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  17. These are amazing tree peonies. Such a star.

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  18. Really the visitors couldn't resist the beauty of so nice flower, Arija.

    Enjoy your week, dear!

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  19. Thanks Arija. That was great. What a lovely flower and sequence of photos.

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  20. What a lovely peony. It must be Spring down there. We are getting cold upper here.

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  21. Arija! I adore tree peonies don't have on planted myself but I do admire them! hugs to you! xo

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  22. I can almost smell it from here Arija! If they are anything like our Peonies, the fragrance is to die for!
    B.

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  23. Must be a very sweet smelling flower, Arija...the bees are having a ball! lol

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  24. I thought I'd pop back to answer your question. The common name of my lavender is Lady Lavender. I'm sure there is a longer name for it but that's what I know. Each plant is very bushy during the growing season and it comes back from the roots in the spring.

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  25. Hi me again,

    I looked online and saw what you meant, the lady lavender online didn't look like mine. I looked through my garden notes and I planted mine in 2000 from seed in my greenhouse. It was a perennial variety so once I planted it outside it does come back from the roots each year although it dies completely back. I uploaded a variety of shots because it looks different earlier and later. If you click on this link Lavender folder it will go to my photobucket folder where I put a bunch of shots that you can look at if you want to. You'll have to click on the thumbnails for enlargements. Take care, Carver

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  26. beautiful photos of tree peonies.

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  27. I can only imagine what a full tree of these would look like.
    Beautiful!
    A nice capture of the little visitors.

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  28. Really nice details in the photos!

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  29. Arija: What great photos of the peonies. The little critter is a bee fly, I have photographed the before. They just try to look tougher then they are.

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  30. I have never heard of tree peonies. But, oh how lovely they are!

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  31. Gorgeous flowers indeed and all those visitors make the photos even more lovely and interesting!

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  32. Lovely pictures of your peonies!

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  33. Very delicate and beautiful flowers!

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  34. I agree to you, who can resist such beauty! Have a wonderful week, Arija. I hope you are doing fine, my dear :)

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  35. I guess you've captured one of the best! great one. Thanks for visiting my blog...It is also my pleasure to visit you as well

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  36. I always wanted a tree peony, alas I don't think it would do well in Ireland. Gorgeous photos.

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