Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Species Peonies

Someone asked what species peonies were - 
 they are the ones the plant breeders started with,
 to create the peonies we know and love.
 There are not a lot of differences in the blossoms,
 but the leaves are another story. These ones look as if they should be soft,
 but they all feel like normal peony leaves - 
 thick, rather slick, and, especially on this day, wet.


jabblog said...

There are some lovely peonies in the gardens around here - sadly, not in mine!
These photos are lovely - I do like rain drops on flowers and leaves.

George said...

Thanks for the explanation of species peonies. Thanks, too, for these beautiful pictures of the raindrops on the blossoms and leaves.


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