Monday, May 24, 2010

Daily Thoughts on Peonies!!

"The garden should be adorned with roses and lilies, the turnsole, violets, and mandrake; there you should have parsley, cost, fennel, southern-wood, coriander, sage, savory, hyssop, mint, rue, dittany, smallage, pellitory, lettuces, garden-cress, and peonies. There should also be beds planted with onions, leeks, garlic, pumpkins and shallots. The cucumber growing in its lap, the drowsy poppy, the daffodil and brank-ursine ennoble a garden. Nor are there wanting, if occasion further thee, pottage-herbs: beets, herb-mercury, orache, sorrel and mallows, anise, mustard, white pepper and wormwood do good service to the gardener."
Alexander of Neckam (1157 - 1217)

While I don't have anything that grand growing in my garden, I do have some brand new peonies and one is almost ready to burst!
I have no idea how old it is. We bought a house that replaced a "tear down" and suddenly, I have several peonies growing along the back fence. Going to try to move them. Scared to death to try, but a fence is going in and they will likely get trampled. Would love to move them closer to the house.



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